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Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote commemorates the 19th Amendment and fight for universal suffrage. The exhibit dives into untold stories of the suffragists who fought for equal voting rights. Discover unique virtual programs, the traveling exhibit and more.

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Women's Rights Activities

These online resources from DocsTeach provide primary sources and document-based teaching activities related to women's rights and changing roles in American history. Many of the documents found here are featured in the Rightfully Hers exhibit.

Women's Rights Activities

Video Series

As part of the larger initiative to commemorate the 19th Amendment, the National Archives Foundation released this impactful video series that illustrates the sacrifices women have made for equality throughout history and the continued importance of civic participation.

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Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of

Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY ®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. Additional support for National Outreach and Programs provided by Denise Gwyn Ferguson, Maggie and Robert Boroujerdi, BMO Financial Group, The Hearst Foundations, Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, FedEx, Bernstein Family Foundation, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation/Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin (Ret.). 

Records on Women's History

100 Years Later: Women in Charge of the Ballot Box

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Ida B. Wells Program & Discussion

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The Suffragist Playbook: Your Guide to Changing the World

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PAST PROGRAMS

Virtual ProgramsFeatured RecordsEducator ResourcesCokie Roberts Fellowship

Making Connections

The 19th Amendment was one of a series of amendments and major pieces of legislation removing constraints and providing greater access for disenfranchised groups to exercise their right to vote.


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Telling the stories of women often forgotten by traditional history books is at the heart of what we do at the National Archives Foundation, but we need your help to continue this critical work. Contributions to the Rightfully Hers Fund will provide ongoing financial support for research, public programs, exhibitions, and educational materials focused on American women’s stories.

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CELEBRATING 

WOMEN'S HISTORY 

The National Archives commemorates the centennial of the 19th Amendment’s ratification with Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.  

Discover the untold stories of the suffragists behind the movement for women's voting rights through National Archives records.

EXHIBIT CLOSING APRIL 10TH, 2022

Rightfully Hers FundWOMEN'S HISTORY COLLECTION
Women's History Month programming is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Denise Gwyn Ferguson.