Aug 19, 2020 2020-08-19
On August 26, 2020, the National Women’s History Museum will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a full day of programming that will include two virtual “Determined to Rise”: Women’s Historical Activism for Equal Rights panel discussion events, both addressing different topics related to the women’s suffrage campaign. In addition, there will be screenings of three short films: Finding Justice, a film about the 2,000-pound bronze replica of the Liberty Bell that suffragists used as a call to action in their fight for the vote; and two films about suffragist and women’s rights advocate Inez Milholland. The day will end with Women Take the Stage, a free multiethnic virtual concert and rally to increase votes by and for women before the November election.
In addition to the August 26 programming, the museum will launch a new nonpartisan voter engagement initiative, Women Vote, Women Win, to honor the legacy of the suffragists and all of the women since who have worked to secure voting rights for women. Running through the end of 2020, the initiative will explore the historical context of the 19th Amendment, the critical work that continued after its passage to ensure all women had the right to vote, and contemporary issues around voting through programming, partnerships, resources, conversations, and voter engagement activities. More information about Women Vote, Women Win will be announced soon.