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Women and the Right to Vote

Amelia to Zora
Operation Marriage

"American women began demanding suffrage, the right to vote in 1848 at the Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. One of the reasons women began demanding rights for themselves was their experience in the abolition movement. For decades, women argued that the brutality of slavery must stop."


In 2020, Americans celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. This right was fought by many women from all walks of life, including women of color, who were sidelined from this most basic right even after 1920.

Since before the founding of the nation until now, women have organized, marched, and inspired. They forced change and created opportunity.

With fun facts, photos, infographics, and art, this book engages you to look at how women of differing races and status took a stand.


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