"Forward Through the Darkness, Forward Into Light"
This was the rallying slogan of the women's suffrage movement that culminated in the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote, on August 26, 1920. This historic event is being commemorated year-long with events and activities nationwide.
Xem xổ số miền nam trực tiếpDespite the landmark victory for women's rights, many women remained disenfranchised. Citizenship was not granted to Native American women (and men) until 1924, further disenfranchising them. African American and Native American women were further denied voting rights based on state laws, such as paying a "poll tax" or taking a "literacy test" — until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 outlawed discriminatory voting practices.
See below — and follow us on social media — for information about upcoming programs, as well as links to other regional and national events, and general resources on women's suffrage.
Fairfax City Leaders Share What Voting Means to Me
Click in the section What Suffrage Means to Me, below, to see more videos of today's civic and community leaders discussing what voting means to them.
Fairfax Women in the Movement:
Dr. Kate Waller Barrett, Helen and Jennie Moore
Dr. Kate Waller Barrett
Xem xổ số miền nam trực tiếpDr. Barrett was a prominent social reformer of the Progressive Era. She worked to improve working, living, and social conditions for women and children, and gave many speeches supporting suffrage.
Xem xổ số miền nam trực tiếpDr. Barrett is best known for her work with the National Florence Crittenton Mission to establish "rescue" homes and provide medical care and job training to "unwed mothers."
Left photo: The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia (Kate Waller Barrett, front right)
Courtesy of the Library of Virginia
Right photo: Dr. Kate Waller Barrett portrait featured in the Ratcliffe-Allison-Pozer House
City of Fairfax Historic Collections
Helen and Jennie Moore
Xem xổ số miền nam trực tiếpThe Moore sisters were Fairfax community leaders who supported suffrage — and were two of the first Fairfax County women to register to vote.
Photo: Helen and Jennie Moore, c. 1938
Courtesy of the Moore-Prichard Family
What does suffrage mean to me?
Xem xổ số miền nam trực tiếpWatch the videos, below, as city leaders and activists answer that very question — and and think about what it means to you.
At the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main Street. Open from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. daily (excluding certain holidays). Free Admission.
We Demand: Women's Suffrage in Virginia • July 14 - September 7, 2020
Xem xổ số miền nam trực tiếp Traveling exhibition on loan from The Library of Virginia reveals how women created two statewide organizations to win the right to vote.
"Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote"
September 10 - October 25, 2020
Pop-up exhibition from the National Archives tells the national story of the women’s suffrage movement.
Join the conversation at the numerous talks and events planned by the city.
Sunday, August 9 • 2 pm • Free
Book Talk: The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia
Presented by Barbara Batson, exhibitions coordinator for the Library of Virginia and co-author of the new book, The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia, which complements the current traveling exhibit at the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center. Books are available for purchase (by check, cash, or credit card).
Watch the book talk, below, and .
Sunday, September 13 • 2 pm • City Hall Annex • Free
The Occoquan Suffrage Prisoners
Xem xổ số miền nam trực tiếpPresented by Alice Reagan, associate professor of history, Northern Virginia Community College. Learn more about the suffragists arrested for protesting in front of the White House — who were imprisoned and force-fed at the former Occoquan Workhouse in Lorton, Va.
Xem xổ số miền nam trực tiếpWatch the talk, below, and for updates on city video programs.
Sunday, September 26 • 2 pm •City Hall Annex • Free
Angelina Grimké: One Woman Against a Nation
Join Lynne Garvey-Hodge as she gives a first-person voice to Angelina Grimké, a Southern-born early 19th century abolitionist who, with her eldest sister Sarah, spoke out against the horrors of slavery. Angelina Grimké was an early American political activist, women's rights advocate, and a supporter of the women's suffrage movement.
Xem xổ số miền nam trực tiếp Watch the talk, below, and for updates on city video programs.
a special video played at Ms. Garvey-Hodge's live presentation.
THE 16TH ANNUAL FAIRFAX COUNTY HISTORY CONFERENCE - VIRTUAL WEBINAR
Saturday, November 14. 2020Xem xổ số miền nam trực tiếp from 10:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m
“Votes for Women!” “The Rest of OUR Story” - The Passage of the 19th Amendment
Watch live online on , on Cable 16 HD Cox 1016
Find Suffrage Rocks in the City
Xem xổ số miền nam trực tiếpKeep your eyes open for suffrage rocks in Fairfax City!
The Commission for Women teamed up with Fairfax Rocks to paint rocks celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage. These rocks have been placed along city trails and in city parks.
If you encounter these colorful rocks, take a photo — or even a selfie — and post the images to social media with the hashtags #StrongWomenRock and #LiveLifeConnected . (Also, please mention @CityofFairfaxVA and @FairfaxRocks.)
Not on social media? Email the photo to WeCare@fairfaxva.gov, and we’ll share it on the city suffrage page and city social media.
Xem xổ số miền nam trực tiếp . Check your local channels or streaming service for information.The full film can be viewed online for a limited time!
Movies Under the Moon: Mulan (1998) • August 21 • Van Dyck Park • Free
Start time: 8:30-9 pm (after dark)
Enjoy the animated Disney feature film Mulan, based on The Ballad of Mulan from the sixth century, about the female warrior Huan Mulan. The movie is co-presented by City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Fairfax Commission for Women.
German-Americans and the Woman Suffrage Movement
Zoom conference sponsored by the German-American Heritage Museum, Washington, D.C.
Xem xổ số miền nam trực tiếpTuesday, August 18 • 1-4:55 p.m.
Xem xổ số miền nam trực tiếp .Podcast from the National Park Service commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women's constitutional right to vote!
The City of Fairfax Commission for Women joins the and other ERA allies across the nation to support FaceTheMusic4ERA to:
National Virtual Online Music/Speaker Concert to Celebrate 100 Years of Women's Suffrage
Featuring exclusive performances by world-renown musicians
Xem xổ số miền nam trực tiếp Wednesday, August 26, 2020 • 8 p.m. ET • Livestreamed on Facebook
- Raise awareness around the Equal Rights Amendment: why it’s needed now more than ever, and how close we are to achieving equality for all
- Energize activists
- Support the ERA
- Strengthen the national coalition
This free speaker series schedules talks on a variety of topics on Thursdays from August 27 through October 1. Sponsored by the United States Capitol Historical Society.
Registration is required to participate in the free symposium; click here to register.
Woodrow Wilson House, Washington, DC • beginning September 11
Nearly two dozen larger-than-life banner images quite literally take Suffrage Outside. The exhibit showcases how women’s work outside the home, their public protests outside in the streets, alliances with activists outside the United States, and the work and leadership of Black women (kept outside the ‘mainstream’ of a middle-class white women’s movement) together propelled the American woman’s suffrage campaign to victory in 1920.
Timed entry is free. Reservations are required; click here for reservations.
Books for Young Readers
The following books are available from the Fairfax County Public Library:
- Elizabeth Started All the Trouble by Doreen Rappaport, Illustrated by Matt Faulkner
- Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles by Mara Rockliff, Illustrated by Hadley Hooper
- Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women’s Right to Vote by Dean Robbins, Illustrated by Nancy Zhang
- I Could Do That! Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote by Linda Arms White, Pictures by Nancy Carpenter
- Bold and Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote by Kirsten Gillibrand, Illustrated by Maira Kalman
- Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by Jonah Winter, Illustrated by Shane W. Evans
For Readers in Grades 5- 8
- Women Win the Vote! 19 for the 19th Amendment by Nancy B. Kennedy, Illustrated by Katy Dockrill (please note: this book is not available from FCPL)