Women's suffrage refers to the right of a woman to vote in an election. This right was often not included in the original suffrage legislation of a state or country, resulting in both men and women campaigning to introduce legislation to enable women to vote. Actions included writing letters to newspapers and legislators, compiling petitions, holding marches and rallies and carrying out acts of violence. Women were on occasion arrested for these actions and held in jail, during which time some went on hunger strikes, refusing to eat for the duration of their incarceration.
Monuments and memorials to women's suffrage have been constructed around the world in recognition of the bravery and strength of the women who campaigned for voting rights, and the achievement of having the legislation passed.
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Bessie Watson, the youngest Scottish suffragette (aged 9)
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Portrait Monument to
Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony
Commemorates the lives of leading suffragists of the United States
Esther Hobart Morris
Commemorates the life of one of Wyoming's leading suffragists
Minnesota Woman Suffrage Memorial
Commemorates the women who campaigned for the state legislature to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, to give women the right to vote. Minnesota was the 15th state to ratify the amendment, doing so in 1919.
Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial
Commemorates the women who campaigned for the state legislature to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, to give women the right to vote. Tennessee was the final state to ratify the amendment, doing so in 1920.
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
Commemorates the headquarters of the National Woman's Party, a key political organization in the fight for women's suffrage, and two of its leaders, Alva Belmont and Alice Paul.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Sojourner Truth
Women's Rights Pioneers Monument New York, New York
Commemorates Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and all of the women involved in the women's suffrage movement. This is the first statue in Central Park representing historical women and was organized by Monumental Women.
Lexington, Kentucky, near the intersection of Vine and Mill Streets
Statue by Barbara Grygutis celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The statue consists of the silhouettes of five generic, unnamed suffragists.
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Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, Adams, Massachusetts
Susan B. Anthony Childhood House, Battenville, New York
Susan B. Anthony House, Rochester, New York
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Seneca Falls, New York
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Tenafly, New Jersey
Paulsdale, Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey, birthplace and childhood home of Alice Paul
Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca County, New York
, Lake Grace, Australia Centenary of Women's Suffrage mural
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