Two women holding a "Votes for Women" sign

Marge Easley of League of Women Voters brings us some wonderful articles and videos about woman suffrage.  Just click on the links below and enjoy.

  • The Annenberg Foundation has an introductory video Women’s Right to Vote.
  • The Oregon Historical Society has provided us with a fascinating article called “What Shall be Done with Her?” by historian Sheri Bartlett Brown. It’s about author, suffragist, and early feminist Frances Fuller Victor, who settled in Oregon and wrote popular stories about complex female protagonists during the 1870s.
  • This article from the National Park Service, called “African American Women and the Nineteenth Amendment” provides the often overlooked perspectives of African American women during the fight for woman suffrage.
  • You’ll get a chuckle out of this article from Atlantic, called “Why Men Thought Women Weren’t Made to Vote,” which details the outlandish, pseudoscientific theories of anti-suffragists who were convinced that women’s bodies were not made for voting.
  • Here’s the brief trailer for an upcoming film called The Vote, which premieres on July 6 as part of the PBS series “American Experience.” You’ll love the original footage of suffragists in action.
  • And finally, don’t forget about the 2004 classic film Ironed Jawed Angels, featuring Hilary Swank as suffragist Alice Paul. It’s available on Netflix, but you can also watch it via this YouTube link. Even if you’ve seen it before, it’s well worth watching again.