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Do-It-Yourself Suffrage March

August 18, 2020 August 26, 2020

One way women fought for the right to vote was to take part in suffrage rallies and marches. Carrying signs and wearing sashes and buttons, they gathered in local towns like Evanston, and big cities like Chicago and Washington, DC, to demonstrate support for voting rights for women.

When: Any time between August 18-26, 2020. The 19th Amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920 and officially added to the constitution on August 26, 1920.

What: Go on a walk, hike or bike ride and wear or carry something (see ideas in pdf below) that proclaims how you feel about the 100th anniversary of women voting in the United States. You can use the Evanston Women’s History map (copies available for free at the Frances Willard House Museum front door) to explore women’s stories while you march. Be sure to follow social distancing recommendations and wear your mask if needed.

How far: Go 1.9 miles or some other combination of 19 in honor of the 19th amendment.

Share: Post a picture on Facebook and share with the Evanston Women’s History Project.

Click on the link below for some ideas for what to carry on your march and how to participate.

Free