Secondary Source

When Political Women Wear White – Time, Washington Post, New York Times, CNN

What the act is meant to symbolize

Era: Post-Suffrage Era, Suffrage Era | Media: Magazines, Newspapers, Television, Web-based

The decision of Democratic US congresswomen to don white for the State of the Union address February 5, 2019 occasioned stories about the color’s symbolism, notably in the Washington Post, […] Read More

Primary Source

CNN: “Red, White or Pink? Women’s Rights Don’t Come Color-Coded” and MOOCS with Alice Kessler-Harris

Louise Bernikow, March 10, 2017

Era: Post-Suffrage Era, Suffrage Era | Media: Commentary, Television, Web-based

March 10, 2017 For a CNN opinion column, author Louise Bernikow looks at the colors ascribed to the fight for women’s rights and argues that although she understands the importance […] Read More

Secondary Source

Brent Staples in the New York Times on African-American Women and the Suffrage Movement

with response from the League of Women Voters

Era: Post-Suffrage Era, Suffrage Era | Media: Commentary, Essay, Newspapers

Brent Staples, a member of the New York Times editorial board, expands on ideas first presented  in July (“How the Suffrage *Movement Betrayed Black Women,”) in this piece headlined “When the […] Read More

Primary Source

Essence Magazine: “The Suffrage Movement Included More Than Two Women and So Should the Monuments”

Era: Post-Suffrage Era, Suffrage Era | Media: Commentary, Essay, Magazines, Monuments, Web-based

  Essence Magazine offered this opinion column by Michelle Duster, the great granddaughter of Ida B. Wells, an important suffragist and civil rights leader. New York State has approved monuments […] Read More

Resource Center

Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative Tool Kit – 2020 Women’s Centennial Initiative

Take a look at this celebration tool kit of ideas for marking the 100th anniversary of the Nineteen Amendment to the US Constitution. Download the PDF here.  Prepared by the […] Read More

Archival Collection

The Tate Museum’s Collection of Sylvia Pankhurst’s Watercolors

"Tate acquires four watercolours by artist and suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst." Tate. December 20, 2018. Tate.org.uk

Era: Suffrage Era | Media: Paintings, Web-based

London’s Tate museum, a leading art institution in Britain, acquired four watercolor paintings made by women’s rights leader Sylvia Pankhurst in December 2018. In addition to pushing the cause of suffrage […] Read More