It’s hard to believe that in 1916, these suffragettes marched in the streets of New York City
to lobby for the right of women to vote. The 19th Amendment was finally ratified in 1920.
The National Women’s History Museum, which shared this colorized photo, is now asking us
to lobby Congress on May 8th to pass legislation to provide this privately-funded
museum a home on the National Mall by 2020, the 100th Year Anniversary of
Women’s Right to Vote. There is one last space available on the Mall.
The passage of the National Women’s History Museum Commission Act will recognize the breadth of
American women’s history and facilitate a study to determine the feasibility of building a site on the Mall.
To find out how you can help to get this Act passed, go to the museum’s website.
Photo: Library of Congress