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Women’s Vote Centennial

In April 2017, Congress passed legislation to create the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (S.847) “to ensure a suitable observance of the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for women’s suffrage.” 

The original bill garnered bi-partisan support, with each female member of the U.S. Senate acting as a co-sponsor. The commission will meet at least once every six months until it terminates on April 15, 2021. Congress appropriated $4 million for the commission to perform its duties. 

2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative

The mission of the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative is to serve as a central organizing and information-sharing entity for programs, projects, and activities that commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, educate the public on the legal and social advances resulting from the amendment, and stimulate dialogue to address the ongoing fight for women’s rights. 

Maryland Commission

The Maryland commission on the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution seeks to: develop a plan for commemorating the events that occurred in Maryland connected to women’s suffrage and the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; assemble an inventory of sites in Maryland that are significant to the suffrage movement; develop a strategy to encourage tourism related to the commemoration; and foster collaboration between federal, state, county and municipal organizations with regard to commemorative programming.

Smithsonian Portrait Gallery: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

Running March 29, 2019 to Jan. 5, 2020, Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence will outline the more than 80-year movement for women to obtain the right to vote as part of the larger struggle for equality that continued through the 1965 Civil Rights Act and arguably lingers today. 

National Archives: Rightfully Hers

Running May 10, 2019 to Jan. 3, 2021, Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote highlights the relentless struggle of diverse activists throughout U.S. history to secure voting rights for all American women.

Library of Congress: Shall Not Be Denied

Running June 4, 2019 through September 2020, Shall Not Be Denied explores the changing nature of the suffrage movement over its 70 year history, from conventions to a state-by-state strategy to confrontational tactics and a federal amendment. 

Women of Hopkins

Here you will find examples of the breadth of influence and impact women have had over the decades at Johns Hopkins, both at the university and within the health system.