Year of Suffrage! Women’s Vote 100 Evanston

Women’s Vote 100 Evanston, a community partner group, is pleased to announce a series of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in August of 2020.

Evanston women were integral to the local, state, and national women’s suffrage movements. Recognizing that voting restrictions existed long after the 19th Amendment was passed – and still exist today – we commemorate this significant milestone in women’s history remembering that a central and ongoing question in democratic societies is -Who is a Citizen? We tell the story of the long struggle for women’s right to vote to promote understanding of the importance of citizenship and the struggle that women endured to attain it.

August 18-26: Do-It-Yourself Suffrage March. More here.
August 25, 7-8 pm: Voting Rights Symposium hosted by the Woman’s Club of Evanston in partnership with the Illinois Holocaust Museum. More here.
August 26: Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote exhibit at Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street. More here.
– 10 am: Facebook live exhibit tour and Votes for Women Trail marker unveiling for Catharine Waugh McCulloch. Click here to see the EHC’s Facebook page and join the live event.
– 12-4 pm: Onsite exhibit open, reservations required. Rightfully Hers – National Archives pop-up exhibit on view. Click here to make a reservation to visit the house.
September 17, 6-8 pm: Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers Book Launch with Martha S. Jones. Hosted by FWHM, NU History Dept, Hull-House Museum – online. More here.
October 27, 7 pm: Evanston Women and the Fight for the Vote – Curator Lori Osborne will give a talk based on her research for the exhibit. Hosted by EHC and EWHP. More here.

Women’s Vote 100 Evanston is led by the Evanston Women’s History Project at the Evanston History Center and includes: the City of Evanston; Downtown Evanston; the Evanston Community Foundation; Evanston Made; the Evanston Public Library; the Frances Willard House Museum; the League of Women Voters of Evanston; North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau; Northwestern University; Shorefront Legacy Center; the Woman’s Club of Evanston; the YWCA Evanston/North Shore.

There are lots of great upcoming events, may are virtual! Please click here to visit the Evanston Women’s History Project site to view all the events!