Preparations Under Way To Celebrate The Centennial Of Women's Suffrage

May 21, 2018

The women's suffrage movement in the United States officially began with the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. In 1855, a National Woman Suffrage Conference was held in Cincinnati. But it took until the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920 for women to gain the right to vote.

Joining "Cincinnati Edition" to discuss the fight for women's suffrage and preparations to celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment in 2020 are Ohio Representative on the National Board of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association, Dr. Katherine Durack; Assistant Director of the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Jerolyn Barbee; Cincinnati Museum Center Chief Learning Officer Whitney Owens; and Acting Executive Director of the National Woman's Party, Jennifer Krafchik.

For more information on the women's suffrage movement, visit the Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative, Suffrage Centennials.com, or the Cincinnati Museum Center.