100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage


Summer 2020
100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

EDUCATORS! Scroll down for lesson plans

p.13  State Historian: Emmeline Pankhurst, Freedom or Death in the Fight for Suffrage

p. 14  Women’s Suffrage in Nine Treasures

p. 20  A Return to Equal Suffrage in Connecticut: a Native American Perspective

p. 30  Southport: An Anti-Suffrage Stronghold

p. 32  Women’s Suffrage in Waterbury

p. 38   Uncovering African American Women’s Fight for Suffrage

p. 41 One of the First Five Elected to the Connecticut General Assembly: Emily Sophie Brown


PLUS these stories from our past issues!

Our Hard-Won Right to Vote” by Elizabeth J. Normen, Spring 2016

The Long Road to Women’s Suffrage in Connecticut” by Jessica D. Jenkins, Spring 2016  
 “Josephine Bennett: Setting the Watch Fires of Liberty” by Mark Jones and Nancy O. Albert, Fall 2005

Why was the fight in Connecticut so hard?

Senator Brandegee Stonewalls Women’s Suffrage” by Christopher A. Griffin and Henry S. Cohn, Spring 2016

 “An Anti-Suffrage Stronghold” by Jamie Cumby, Summer 2020

Were African American women represented in the fight?

Audacious Alliances: Mary Townsend Seymour” by Mark H. Jones, Summer 2003

Lesson Plan: The Progressive Era’s Mary Townsend Seymour

 “Uncovering African American Women’s Fight for Suffrage”by Karen Li Miller, Summer 2020

PODCAST: Uncovering African American Women’s Fight for Suffrage, Grating the Nutmeg Ep 97

Who else was involved, especially around World War I?

Greenwich Women Face the Great War” by Kathleen Eagen Johnson, Winter 2014-2015

What happened after the vote was won?

The Greater Hartford League of Women Voters” by Elizabeth Rose, Spring 2016

Who were some other groundbreakers?

Mary Hall: Breaking the Legal Barrier” by Elizabeth Warren, Spring 2010
Women Who Changed the World” by Barbara Sicherman, Summer 2011
“Connecticut Women Fight for Reproductive Rights,” By Barbara Sicherman, Fall 2017

Were women politically active before the 19th Amendment?

No Taxation without Representation: Black Suffrage in Connecticut” by Katherine Harris, Spring 2016

Isabella Beecher Hooker & the Spirits of Reform, Winter 2008/2009
The surprising relationship between spiritualism, suffragists, and reform.

A Return to Equal Suffrage in Connecticut: a Native American Perspective” by Chris Newell, Summer 2020

Buy the Summer 2020 and Spring 2016 Issues


WHY SHOULD I VOTE? Lesson Plan for Middle and High School

Advocating for Voting Rights Lesson Plan for Grades 3 & 4

(c) Connecticut Explored Inc. 2016. Read the story: https://www.ctexplored.org/our-hard-won-right-to-vote/

Grades 3 – 4: 1920: Votes for Women!
from our companion website WhereILiveCT.org





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