Breaking Barriers: Women's Suffrage
This collection brings together EDSITEment and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day 2020, "Breaking Barriers in History."
These resources - including photographs, objects, portraits, lesson plans, and articles - explore how women organized, petitioned, marched, and spoke out for the removal of barriers to full voting rights for women during the 19th and early 20th centuries. While the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, the extent to which this change to the voting laws included all women and what it has meant for voting rights through today remain points of debate. Resources address how groups and individuals sought to bring attention to the disenfranchisement of women, highlight the often overlooked perspectives and actions of women of color during the suffrage movement, and offer insight into the legacy of the organizations and women who fought for passage of the 19th Amendment. The second tile of this collection contains questions to help with the analysis of photograph, document, artwork, portrait, and object resources.
By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.
This collection was created in collaboration with Tess Porter, Digital Content Producer at the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access.
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