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Women's Vote Centennial

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Women's Vote History

Photo of Victoria Woodhull - courtesy of NPR
“If Congress refuse to listen to and grant what women ask, there is but one course left then to pursue.
What is there left for women to do but to become the mothers of the future government?”
Victoria Claflin Woodhull
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“Now all we need is to continue to speak the truth fearlessly, and we shall add to our number those who will turn the scale to the side of equal and full justice in all things.”
Lucy Stone
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Women’s Suffrage Movement History and Timelines

Delaware’s Women’s Suffrage History

After years of fighting for women’s right to vote, the United States Congress passed the 19th Amendment in 1919… Leaders of the suffrage movement looked to the Delaware General Assembly to cast the deciding vote at a special session called by Governor Townsend on March 1920… Read more

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The Women’s Movement Suffrage – A General Overview History

The Women’s Suffrage Movement’s century-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the U.S. campaign was an on-going struggle. During the 1820’s – ’30s, most states granted voting rights exclusively to all white men, regardless of income or land ownership… Read more

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Photo of Members of the Women's National Party holding flags and a banner

Members of the Women’s National Party

Photo of Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony,
Women’s Rights Activist

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Women Advocate for the Right to Vote

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State of Delaware Women’s Suffrage Videos & Interviews

Interview with Dr. Lanette Edwards at Delaware State University – October 2019

Interview with Dr. Reba Hollingsworth at Delaware State University – October 2019

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Articles, Blog Posts, and Related Items

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Celebrate the Women’s Suffrage Centennial by making sure you’re registered to vote.

All Delawareans are encouraged to register to vote or update their registration at