100 Years of Women's Suffrage

Centennial of the 19th Amendment

PRESS RELEASE:

Crowe Applauds Caseyville Public Library for Educating State on Women's Suffrage

from the Office of Senator Rachelle Crowe

"In honor of 2020 being the centennial of women receiving the right to vote, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) partnered with librarians at the Caseyville Public Library to choose a book highlighting the movement for Illinois Senate Women’s Caucus members to read to students throughout the state.

'The book they selected perfectly explained the hardships women have gone through to get the same constitutional rights as men, in a way that children of all ages can understand,' Crowe said. 'We are so fortunate to have the dedicated, competent librarians at the Caseyville Public Library serving the learning needs of Metro East residents.'

Before the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools for the academic year, all 21 members of the Senate Women’s Caucus were given a copy of "A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights” by Kate Hannigan under the recommendation of Caseyville Public Library to read to students to promote education on women’s voting rights.

With respect to the state’s social distancing guidelines, several members recorded a video of them reading the book in the comfort of their homes. The compilation video has been shared with several school and library districts to be communicated with students."

Click Here for the original press release.

Senator Crowe was scheduled to read this book for a special story time at Caseyville Elementary. Principal, Chelsea Clark, is sharing this story time video with all of the students and their families.

The 19th Amendment

by the History Channel

Votes for Women

Founders of the Women's Social & Political Union (WSPU), Annie Kenney and Christabel Pankhurst

Clickable links are indicated by titles that are underlined.

Woman's Suffrage History Timeline      provided by the National Park Service

Photographs

Program cover of the National American Woman Suffrage Associations' march in Washington D.C., 1913

Videos

The 19th Amendment at 100: A Conversation with Judy Perry Martinez

by the Library of Congress

The Historic Women's Suffrage March on Washington

by  TEDEd

"Rightfully Hers" exhibit tour at the National Archives

by the US National Archives

TIMELINE: Women's Suffrage Worldwide

by  Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Anniversary of the 19th Amendment video    by the American Bar Association

Recommended Materials

List of Children's Books     Provided by the 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative

Books

Kids:

Little People, Big Dreams: Emmeline Pankhurst  (Board Book)

Little People, Big Dreams: Emmeline Pankhurst  by Lisbeth Kaiser 

A Lady Has The Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights by Kate Hannigan

 

Juvenile:

Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote by  Kirsten Gillibrand

Winning the Vote for Women: Read about the fight of women pioneers around the world by Caryn Jenner

History VIP: Emmeline Pankhurst by Kay Barnham

Teens:

March of the Suffragettes: Rosalie Gardiner Jone and the March for Voting Rights by Zachary Michael Jack  

Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot by Winifred Conkling  

 

Adults: 

Rise up, Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes by Diane Atkinson

Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote by Susan Ware

100 Years of Women's Suffrage compiled by Dawn Durante and Introduction by Nancy A. Hewitt

100 Years of The Nineteenth Amendment: An Appraisal of Women's Political Activism edited by Holly J. McCammon & Lee Ann Banaszak

A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections since Suffrage by Christina Wolbrecht and J. Kevin Corder

Movies

- Suffragette PG-13 (2015)

- Iron Jawed Angels TV-14 (2004)

- Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony (Documentary)

- Mary Poppins G (1964)

Podcasts

Blogs

"I know nothing of man's rights, or woman's rights; human rights are all that I recognize."

- Sarah Moore Grimke

"Any great change must expect opposition, because it shakes the very foundation of privilege."

- Lucretia Mott

Organizations to Follow

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