Celebrating 100 Years
Starting in Seneca Falls, 1948 with Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Declaration of Sentiments, women have reached for and realized their precious vote. Hidden in the attic, in the cemetery, in historical societies, and our Grandmother’s foggy memories of what women did to earn the vote, a rich legacy remains mostly invisible; certainly unnamed. It is this brilliant insight which fuels American women to remember, to memorialize, to name.
The American Suffrage Centennial is a revolution of remembering and honoring those who have waited patiently to be recognized, celebrated, and placed firmly in this county’s history. Statues, homes, events, terrible losses and gigantic successes will be lifted for all to see. Invisible No More.
It began with a million dollar grant from the Ford Foundation and the formation of Vision 2020. Years ago, women seated their first Suffrage Centennial Committee and made plans. Today, it is coalescing in all 50 states and organizations from the League of Women Voters to the Girl Scouts of America. From classroom and libraries, to monuments and new museums, to Broadway and The Rose Parade. Let no one be forgotten, let there be full voter access, let Women vote for Women with the Suffragists alive in their hearts.
August 26, 2020 is Ours. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or
abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.