“Her Flag” by Marilyn Artus

The National Women’s History Alliance has put together a very thorough newsletter detailing commemorative events broken down by state, as well as a list of relevant media and resources celebrating the centennial through 2020 and into 2021.

Highlights include local projects and celebrations, large-scale art pieces and monuments, museum exhibits and more. The newsletter will also serve as a lasting resource once the month of celebration is through after August 26, 2020, as it contains a wealth of information and links to ongoing projects and educational resources related to women’s history and the suffrage movement.

View suffrage centennial events in each state.


National Women’s Suffrage Month

In coordination with politicians such as Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission worked to designate August 2020 as National Women’s Suffrage Month!

In celebration of both this designation and the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States that it represents, the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission has put together a calendar of events, ranging from musical performances and film screenings to conversations with female thought leaders.

This calendar also contains a schedule for podcast episode releases related to the suffrage centennial, such as And Nothing Less hosted by Rosario Dawson and Retta.

It also includes the WSCC’s Forward Into Light Celebration on August 26, when buildings and landmarks across the country will light up in purple and gold in celebration of the centennial. The campaign is named for the historic suffrage slogan, “Forward through the Darkness, Forward into Light.”

View the full calendar.

VIRTUAL CONVENTION: Watch the Women’s Rights National Historical Park’s 2020 Convention Days Online


Melinda Grube portrays Elizabeth Cady Stanton in conversation with Frederick Douglass (Nathan Richardson).

The Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York, hosted a three-day convention on July 17-19, 2020 to commemorate the First Women’s Rights Convention in the U.S. in 1848. The event featured live historical performances and speeches, history tours, children’s activities, hands-on art projects and scholarly speakers, including keynote speaker Coline Jenkins, Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s great-great granddaughter.

Click here to watch some of the key living history performances, speeches and tours.

VIRTUAL TOUR: Explore Alice Paul’s Home

In honor of the suffrage centennial and in compliance with social distancing guidelines, the Alice Paul Institute has released a video tour of Paulsdale, the historic home of suffrage activist Alice Paul, so that history lovers may still enjoy her incredible story from home. The videos cover the life of Alive Paul, the suffrage movement and her legacy through the history of women’s rights.

View the full video playlist here.

VIDEO SERIES: Suffrage in 60 Seconds from the Belmont-Paul National Monument

In honor of the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S., the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument has been running a video series on Facebook titled Suffrage in 60 Seconds.

In these short videos, park rangers explain prominent topics and figures in the history of women’s suffrage, such as Ida B. Wells, Inez Milholland Boissevain and African American women and the vote.

View the full series here.

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


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 of Sojourner Truth and “General” Rosalie Gardiner Jones. The artist Meredith Bregmann has designed the proposed sculpture of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton for Central Park.