What Suffrage Made Possible for Modern Women – Ms. Magazine

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Ms. is a proud media sponsor and partner of the League of Women Voters Los Angeles and UCLA Film and Television Archive’s Women to the Polls: Suffrage Film Festival. In this dedicated series, we’ll be syndicating the program in time with each day of screenings.


“EVERY SINGLE INCH OF GROUND THAT WOMEN STAND ON TODAY HAS BEEN GAINED BY THE HARD WORK OF SOME LITTLE HANDFUL OF WOMEN OF THE PAST.”  —SUSAN B. ANTHONY

The passage of the 19th amendment to the Constitution on August 26, 1920 didn’t happen overnight. There were many stops on the road to ratification. 

With its beginnings in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848, the campaign to win the vote took over 72 years, involved thousands of women and men and was one of the longest and most dramatic political battles ever fought in the United States. The leaders of the suffrage movement are heroes who were…

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