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92 Years and Voting

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August 26 is Women's Equality Day, the 92nd Anniversary of women's right to vote in the United States. This remarkable day marks the culmination of years of struggle by women across America to exercise the fundamental democratic right to participate in decisions that are made by the people we elect to office. We often forget their struggle, their courage and their fierce determination to fight for, and even be jailed, for this important right. As we mark this day, here is a good list of books, movies and websites that paint the full picture.

Books:

Clift, Eleanor. Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment

Stevens, Doris. Jailed for Freedom: American Women Win the Vote

Walton, Mary. A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for Suffrage

Movies

Iron Jawed Angels. HBO.

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. PBS: The American Lives Film Project, Inc.

Websites

Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party

Library of Congress American Women's History: A Research Guide

PBS: Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

75 Suffragists.

Also, if you are in Washington, DC, please make a special trip to visit the Sewall Belmont House & Museum, which houses many key pieces of this history. You won't be sorry!