Women and the Constitution
This year, America celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
To mark this milestone throughout 2020 and beyond, the National Constitution Center has launched a new initiative, Women and the Constitution. A celebration of women’s equality and leadership, the initiative includes a new long-term exhibit on the 19th Amendment, constitutional conversations and debates, podcast episodes, blog posts, and educational materials for learners of all ages.
The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote, opening on August 26, 2020, traces the triumphs and struggles that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
A highlight of the year will be the annual 2020 Liberty Medal Ceremony honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her efforts to promote liberty and equality for all.
Visit the Interactive Constitution to dive into the text, history, and meaning of the 19th Amendment and explore its origins through the Drafting Table.
Check out our 19th Amendment resources including podcast episodes, blog posts, videos, and learning materials.
Explore this interactive map to discover how women's suffrage at the state level paved the way for the 19th Amendment.
Explore the range of arguments that were advanced in the long fight for women's suffrage - and listen to the debates.
The 19th Amendment exhibit and Women and the Constitution are made possible through the generous support of:
Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation | Mauree Jane and Mark W. Perry | John P. & Anne Welsh McNulty Foundation | The Snider Foundation | The McLean Contributionship | Glenmede | SteegeThomson Communications | Sarah and David Andrews
Support for The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote and Women and the Constitution as of June 30, 2020.
For more information about how you can support the National Constitution Center, contact Rebecca Bolden, senior director of development, at 215-409-6741 or [email protected].
News about our Women and the Constitution initiatives throughout the year:
- August 26, 2020 The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Receive National Constitution Center’s 2020 Liberty Medal in Celebration of 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote
- August 21, 2020 National Constitution Center’s New Exhibit on Women’s Suffrage Movement and 19th Amendment to Open on the 100th Anniversary of the Amendment
- July 29, 2020 National Constitution Center Announces Plans to Reopen to the Public August 5, 2020, With Free Admission Through September 5, 2020
- June 16, 2020 National Constitution Center Announces New America’s Town Hall Programs for Summer 2020
- February 27, 2020 National Constitution Center Kicks Off Yearlong 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration in March for Women's History Month
- February 13, 2020 National Constitution Center Announces Speakers and Topics for Spring/Summer 2020 America’s Town Hall
- January 29, 2020 National Constitution Center to Open New Exhibit on Women’s Suffrage Movement and 19th Amendment in June 2020, Marking 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote
- August 15, 2019 National Constitution Center to Open 19th Amendment Exhibit in Commemoration of the 2020 Centennial Anniversary