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"The right of citizens...to vote shall not be denied...on account of sex." Today is the 100th anniversary of Congress approving the #19thAmendment. Follow along as we join @amhistorymuseum to share stories for #19thAt100. #WomenAtTheCenter #WomensHistoryIsAmericanHistory
NYC suffragists adopted tactics from the labor movement—protests, marches, & parades—to bring media attention & sway public opinion. They won women the state vote in 1917. The NYC campaign galvanized the national movement. More: bit.ly/2JRBnVP #19thAt100
#InezMilholland (1886–1916) became a suffrage icon. She attended Vassar College—where suffrage activism was banned—& organized an off­-campus Votes for Women Club. After graduation, Milholland lived among radicals & artists in Greenwich Village. #19thAt100
📷: @librarycongress
Black suffragists like #SarahGarnet believed the vote would help them address racism & inequality. She founded the Equal Suffrage League in Brooklyn & ran the Suffrage Department of the @NACWC1896. #19thAt100 #WomensHistoryIsAmericanHistory

📷: @SchomburgCenter @nypl
#VictoriaWoodhull was a spiritualist, worked on Wall Street, and was the 1st woman to run for president. She argued the best way to achieve the vote was to get arrested voting & pursue access to the ballot through the courts. #19thAt100 #BecauseOfHerStory
#SojournerTruth (c. 1797–1883) broke convention by addressing both women & men about the struggles of enslaved women, advocating for both the abolition of slavery & women’s rights. Truth produced & sold photos like this one (c.1864) to her audiences. #19thAt100 #WomenAtTheCenter
“The young Chinese woman who wants a vote”: As an immigrant from China, #MabelLee was not permitted to become a US citizen. Nevertheless, she spoke at women’s suffrage meetings & marched in parades. #19thAt100 #WomenAtTheCenter

📷: @librarycongress
The #19thAmendment was only a beginning. Women continue to fight for voting rights. Women with the vote have used it in wider struggles for political, civil, & social rights. Today, more than 120 women serve in the 116th Congress. Learn more: bit.ly/2EHoPfW #19thAt100
Curious about the complex history of women and the vote? 👉 Learn all about it through "Women & the American Story"—our new digital curriculum guide online here: bit.ly/2WdrLpR

(#DYK only 13% of historical figures in US textbooks are women? 🤯)
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