Women's Suffrage gives women the right to vote. It was the 19th amendment and established in 1920. This event changed women's roles and was very revolutionary. This photo is a parade for women's suffrage.
"At Last", cover on 'The Suffragist', Saturday, June 21, 1919. In September 1918 President Wilson endorsed the amendment granting women the right to vote. It took nine months from Wilson's endorsement until Congress passed the amendment in June 1919.
Black women formed their own organizations to fight for the right to vote and then exercise that right. The organization shown here had its headquarters in Georgia in the early part of the 20th century.
Ida B. Wells was an African American journalist, newspaper editor and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing how it was often a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites. She was active in the women's rights and the women's suffrage movement.
"Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, 1916." One of the banners used in a memorial service for Inez Milholland, the lawyer who became a martyr to the suffrage movement following her death from anemia while campaigning for the 19th Amendment. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.