Women and the Constitution

Join us on September 17 for the 2020 Liberty Medal where we will honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Watch live at constitutioncenter.org/liberty-medal.

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.

Exhibit

Exhibit

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.

Liberty Medal

Liberty Medal

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.

Programs

Programs

Featured programs for America’s Town Hall include discussions on the untold stories of the fight for suffrage and the unfinished work of women’s equality.

Learn about the 19th Amendment

Learn about the 19th Amendment

Visit the Interactive Constitution to dive into the text, history, and meaning of the 19th Amendment and explore its origins through the Drafting Table.

Explore the Media Library

Explore the Media Library

Check out our 19th Amendment resources including podcast episodes, blog posts, videos, and learning materials.

Support

Support

Women and the Constitution and The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote are made possible thanks to the support of individuals, corporations, and foundations.

The Awakening

The Awakening

Explore this interactive map to discover how women's suffrage at the state level paved the way for the 19th Amendment.

The Debates

The Debates

Explore the range of arguments that were advanced in the long fight for women's suffrage - and listen to the debates.

Drafting Table

Drafting Table

See how universal suffrage proposals first emerged and evolved to end gender discrimination in voting.

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]

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