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Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

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Take a close look at the portraits and objects within “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence” exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. “Votes for Women” outlines the more than 80-year movement for women to obtain the right to vote as part of the larger struggle for equality that continued through the 1965 Civil Rights Act and arguably lingers today. This Learning Module highlights figures such as Lucy Stone and Alice Paul, but also sheds light on the racial struggles of the suffrage movement and how African American women, often excluded by white women from the main suffrage organizations, organized for citizenship rights (including the right to vote).

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Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

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RADICAL WOMEN 1832-1869

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Mary Edwards Walker 1832 - 1919

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ACTIVIST WOMEN 1870-1892

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Victoria Woodhull 1838-1927

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Get Thee Behind Me, (Mrs.) Satan!

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THE NEW WOMAN 1893-1912

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Ida B. Wells-Barnett

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Mary Church Terrell 1863 - 1954

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Mary McLeod Bethune 1875-1955

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Ida A. Gibbs Hunt

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Anna Julia Haywood Cooper

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Mary Church Terrell

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The New Woman

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Woman Suffrage

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COMPELLING TACTICS 1913–1916

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Rosalie Garnder Jones

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The Awakening

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Votes for Women

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MILITANCY 1917-1919

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Lucy Burns in Jail

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Lucy Branham 1892-1966

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LEGACY 1919-1965

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Patsy Takemoto Mink 1927-2002

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Fannie Lou Hamer

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Susette La Flesche Tibbles 1854-1903

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Felisa Rincón de Gautier 1897-1994

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