Suffrage Learning Resources

Suffrage Learning Resources

20th century women of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia pose at Capitol Square in Richmond

The passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 radically redefined the meaning of American democracy by banning gender-based restrictions on voting and heralded a new age of female participation in American civic life. By highlighting the efforts and impact of a selection of female changemakers, the VMHC exhibition, Agents of Change: Female Activism in Virginia from Women's Suffrage to Today, highlights the Virginia women who have brought about positive change in their communities, the commonwealth, and the nation.

Explore digital resources related to the exhibition and the history of women's suffrage:

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