Milestones in Women's History

Milestones describe important eras in Washington women's history. Suffrage tells the story of how Washington women won the right to vote in 1910. The fight for permanent woman's suffrage in Washington spans over 50 years in territorial and state history. In the years immediately after Washington women won the right to vote in 1910, they worked for social reforms and to expand their role in society. In the 1960s and 1970s, during the Late 20th Century, women in Washington State participated in the "second wave" of feminism, working towards equal rights and opportunities. The Suffrage Centennial, or 100th anniversary of Washington women's suffrage, was commemorated through a series of projects and programs in 2009-2010 culminating with a “Day of Jubilation” on November 8, 2010, the 100th anniversary of the vote to amend the constitution in 1910.


After Suffrage

Late 20th Century Women's Rights

Suffrage Centennial