The 2020 Suffrage Centennial in Washington
2020 marks 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, ensuring the right to vote for most women. Washington was the 5th state in the nation where women won the right to vote, before the amendment was ratified nationally.
Washington State Historical Society and the Washington Women’s History Consortium are working together to support events and programs related to the Women’s Suffrage Centennial. We are doing this through our:
- Votes for Women Centennial Grant program *now closed
- Learn about projects we are supporting here
- Statewide Suffrage Centennial Events Calendar
- Social media platforms
- Download free centennial exhibits and curriculum
- Votes for Women Centennial Festival at the State Capitol – August 22, 2020
Visit suffrage100wa.com to find out how you can mark this important milestone in American history and celebrate women in your community.
For the 2020 national suffrage centennial, we are proud to offer this 6 panel exhibition as a primer to the suffrage movement.
While looking at the fight for the vote in Washington and across America over the course of 72 years, this exhibition features vignettes of local and national suffragists and highlights the involvement of change makers of color.