DAR Americana Collection:
Suffrage March Centennial Anniversary Online Exhibition


On March 3, 1913 more than 5,000 women marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC proudly demanding their right to vote. American women obtained that right to vote with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment on August 26, 1920. That achievement marked the end of a 72-year effort that began with the Seneca Falls convention in New York in July 1848. The documents featured in this exhibition are part of the historic manuscript collection of DAR Headquarters.