Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution officially adopted on Aug. 26, 1920
The yellow rose is a symbol of the women's suffrage movement.
In 1920, suffragists and anti-suffragists met in Nashville, Tennessee to lobby the state legislature for and against ratifying the Nineteenth Amendment. Both sides wore rose-shaped pins to indicate which side of the battle they were on: suffragists work yellow roses, and anti-suffragists wore red roses.
FIND library e-sources on this topic in the Spotlighted Titles section below
40 Years Later, The Era Is Still Not A Part of the Constitution
Amendment 19: Women's Right to Vote (e-video)
Breaking the Wall of the Polling Booth: How Electoral Psychology Enlightens Democratic Citizenship
By the People: Democracy in the Wild
The Longest War: Women & Power—Part 3 (e-video)
One Woman, One Vote (e-video)
Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote (e-video)
LIBRARY E-SOURCES on WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE
Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States
Generations: American Women Win the Vote (e-video)
How Women Won the Vote (e-video)
The Forum : A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics
Party Politics: The International Journal for the Study of Political Parties and Political Organizations
SPOTLIGHTED TITLES ....... click on a title to open e-format
- Suffrage in America TimelineSuffrage in America Timeline presents a detailed chronology of important events within the women's suffrage movement.
- It Still Takes A Candidate: Why Women Don’t Run for OfficeDoes gender affect political ambition? Based on findings from a national survey. A must-read.
- Fighting Chance : The Struggle Over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction AmericaThe advocates of woman suffrage and black suffrage came to a bitter falling-out in the midst of Reconstruction, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton opposed the 15th Amendment because it granted the vote to black men but not to women.
- For the Freedom of Her Race : Black Women and Electoral Politics in Illinois, 1877-1932As African American women migrated beyond the reach of southern white supremacists, they became active voters, canvassers, suffragists, campaigners, and lobbyists, mobilizing to gain a voice in national party politics and elect representatives who would push for the enforcement of the Reconstruction Amendments in the South.
- Madeline McDowell Breckinridge and the Battle for a New SouthMadeline McDowell Breckinridge (1872--1920) was at the forefront of social change during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A descendant of Henry Clay, Breckinridge had a remarkably varied activist career that included roles in the promotion of public health, education, women's rights, and charity. Breckinridge successfully lobbied to create parks and playgrounds and to establish a juvenile court system in Kentucky. She also became president of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association, served as vice president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, and even campaigned across the country for the League of Nations.
- The Motherless State : Women's Political Leadership and American DemocracyAmerican women attain more professional success than most of their counterparts around the world, but they lag surprisingly far behind in the national political arena.
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