National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites

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National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites

Let's put women's history sites on the map!

 

National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites

Let's put women's history sites on the map!

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Women’s Suffrage, Historic Markers, and Race:

A Statement from the Board of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites and the Advisory Committee of the National Votes for Women Trail

In this moment of historical reckoning about race, we, members of the Board of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites and the Advisory Committee of the National Votes for Women Trail, mourn the loss of Black lives—not only the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Elijah McClain, but the historic loss of thousands of others who have died throughout U.S. history, martyrs to a system of white supremacy. We live now with the echoes of these tragedies and with the systemic racism that still pervades our world.

In this context, we continue our work to commemorate those who supported voting rights for women. The Nineteenth Amendment expanded voting rights to more than twenty-five million women, more people than any other event in U.S. history.

As we remember all those who struggled for the right to vote, we also recognize that racism pervaded much of the European American suffrage movement. Before and after 1920, many methods (including legal restrictions, intimidation, and murder) were used to exclude both women and men—especially African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos/x, and Asian Americans—from voting. In 2020, one hundred years after passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, one hundred and fifty years after the Fifteenth Amendment, and despite interim victories such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965, (and its extensions to end discrimination against language minorities in 1975 and people with disabilities in 1982), we continue to face challenges to the right of all adult citizens to vote.  

We recognize that we all share in patterns of systemic racism. Our intent is not to ignore this racism but to open it up for public debate. To leave woman suffragists out of the story because they inherited, benefitted from, and often promoted an entrenched system of white supremacy would be to ignore the complex and pervasive intertwining of gender, race, and class–past and present.  

We work to understand our past so that we can help to create a world of justice and respect for all people in the present and future. 

 

 

The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS) is a non-profit that supports and promotes the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women’s participation in American life. The Collaborative makes women’s contributions to history visible so that all women’s experiences and potential are fully valued.

View our newly released “National Votes For Women Trail” database! If you would like to add to our growing list of sites, please complete this form.  If you need assistance completing the form, see our tutorial.

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Remember the Ladies: Marking the Places where Huntsville Women Made History

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On the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, the Historic Huntsville Foundation, the Twickenham Town Chapter of the DAR, and the Councill High School Alumni Association are…

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NVWT Pomeroy marker installed in Mount Pleasant, IA for Belle Babb Mansfield

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On November 12, a Pomeroy marker honoring Belle Babb Mansfield was unveiled on the campus of Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant, IA, as part of their annual Belle Babb…

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The William G. Pomeroy Foundation

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The Pomeroy Foundation, which is a private, grant-making foundation based in Syracuse, N.Y., is providing grants through its National Women’s Suffrage Marker Grant Program in order to support recognizing historically…

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Frances Willard House

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Frances Willard (September 28, 1839 – February 17, 1898) was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist. Willard became the national president of Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in 1879, and remained president until her death in…

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"Re-Centering the Margins: Justice and Equity in Historic Preservation"

A Virtual Research Symposium presented by the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - Thursday, January 28, 2021

This two-day virtual research symposium highlights historic preservation research and activism centered on advancing justice and equity. Invited speakers include scholars, practitioners, and activists whose work has addressed systemic disparities in practice and education that have long impacted the diversity and inclusiveness of our work.*

*All sessions will be held on Zoom and registration is required.
For more information and to register:
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National Collaborative for Women's History Sites
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Who Counts and When: On Women’s Suffrage, Census, and incremental steps towards citizenship and Civil Rights Posted by Hannah Dugan | Jan 9, 2021 | Articles | 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, confirming women shall not be denied the right to v...
National Collaborative for Women's History Sites
National Collaborative for Women's History Sites
The play, which will be performed Thursday evening, features performers from Holyoke, Chicopee and Easthampton.
National Collaborative for Women's History Sites
National Collaborative for Women's History Sites
The speakers include Judge Rosemary Collins.