Archival Collection

VIDEO DOCUMENTARY: The Black Sorority Project : The Exodus (2006)

A 2006 film by Derek Fordjour and Jamar White about the Delta Theta Sigma Sorority of Howard University and 1913 Washington DC Suffrage March

Era: Suffrage Era | Media: Documentary Film, Web-based

From the YouTube post: “This is a full-length, 45 minute feature chronicling the lives of 22 Howard University women, members of the Delta Theta Sigma sorority, who marched in the […] Read More

Archival Collection

Exhibition: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

National Portrait Gallery: March 29-January 5, 2020

Era: Suffrage Era | Media: Curated Photos/Ephemera, Exhibition

Here you can read about the National Portrait Gallery’s suffrage centennial exhibition, “Votes for Women: A Portrait in Persistence.” From the website: “Through portraiture, biography, and material culture, the exhibition […] Read More

Secondary Source

The Unyielding Search for the Original Declaration of Sentiments

The New York TImes

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

The New York Times on February 8, 2019 reviewed the search started during the Obama administration to find the original Declaration of Sentiments from the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, which […] Read More

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