Year of Suffrage!

A group of Evanston community partners has gathered to plan for this anniversary. Our goal is not simply to celebrate. We recognize that voting restrictions existed long after the 19th Amendment was passed – and still exist today. We will commemorate this significant milestone in women’s history remembering that a central and ongoing question in democratic societies is citizenship and who is a citizen. Our goal is to tell the story of the long struggle for women’s right to vote to promote understanding of the importance of citizenship and the struggle that women had to endure to attain it.

August 26, 2020 will mark a significant moment in American women’s history: the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. Evanston women were integral to the local, state and national women’s suffrage movements.

A full calendar of events can be found under Women’s Vote 100 Evanston menu. For more about Evanston and the suffrage movement visit the Evanston Suffrage History menu.