Voting, Race, and the Battle for Full Women's Suffrage

When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 5:00pm

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A small gold button supporting voting rights for women from the early 20th century reads: I March for Full Suffrage June 7th. Will You?
Button, “I March for Full Suffrage June 7th. Will You? ”c. 1900-1920, Museum of the City of New York, 47.225.8.

This year marks the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted white women the right to vote. For women of color, the campaign to win suffrage continued as they fought to ensure their access to the ballot and organized for grassroots power.

In anticipation of Election Day 2020, join fellow educators for this online workshop exploring the complex history and legacy of American women's centuries-long fight to win the vote. Examine primary source documents, consider the tactics activists have used to advocate for suffrage, and learn best practices for engaging students in your virtual classroom. 

This workshop is geared towards educators but is open to all with interest in the topic.

Click here to see a resource sheet for this workshop highlighting featured MCNY exhibitions, sources, and lesson plans, as well as suggested readings for further exploration.

FREE. Registration required. 1.5 CTLE Hours 

This workshop will be conducted via Zoom; participants will need an internet-accessible device with audio capability to attend. The Zoom link will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop.  


Education programs in conjunction with Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics are made possible by The Puffin Foundation Ltd. 

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Professional Learning programs are made possible in part by …a chance… fund, inc.  

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors. 

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