Vying for the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in North Carolina
Until 1920, American women were denied the right to vote. The passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibited the states from denying the vote on the basis of sex. In North Carolina, the women’s suffrage movement gained traction in 1894, growing exponentially as women’s contributions during WWI convinced them they should no longer be denied the same rights that men had. The possibility of the vote for women created hope, as well as concern and fear, for African American women.
Join the Concord Museum as we explore the women’s suffrage movement in North Carolina, prominent female figures, and the opposition to women’s rights, and find out how North Carolina reacted to the 19th Amendment.
The Concord Museum is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Group and school tours available by appointment. Call 704-920-2465 to schedule a tour today!