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On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was added to the Constitution. While people today associate the women’s suffrage movement with women like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, or Alice Paul, many women across the U.S. battled for the right, and many of them live in Evanston. We have two web resources that honor the roles Evanston women and organizations played in the long-fought battle for women’s political equality.

Evanston Women and the 19th

This website showcases the stories of Evanston women and organizations that contributed to the women’s suffrage movement during the 19th and 20th centuries. Visitors can browse the collections to gain an understanding of the tools suffragists used to argue their position and to make significant strides in gaining the public’s support of women’s suffrage. The exhibits build on the collections, providing contexts for understanding why these Evanston women got involved in the women’s suffrage movement and how each of the organizations worked to make women’s suffrage a reality.

Timeline of Evanston Women and the Women’s Suffrage Movement

This timeline links the work of Evanston women and organizations to the larger suffrage movement taking place on the state and national level. It also shows the evolution of the movement as it addressed challenges and obstacles leading up to the vote in 1920.

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