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Digitizing Women's Suffrage

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What is Suffrage?

Suffrage: The right to vote

The Women's Suffrage movement in the United States succeeded in getting the 19th Amendment ratified. The amendment states that: 

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

-US Constitution

 

For more information about voting rights for black women, who are often disenfranchised even now, read this National Parks Service essay, Between  Two Worlds: Black Women and the Fight for Voting Rights.

Welcome

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment ratification, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Simmons University are hosting public events to make women's history accessible.

Transcribathon

Date: Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Time: 10AM-3PM

Location: Wentworth Institute of Technology, 550 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, Center for Engineering, Innovation, and Science (CEIS) Commons (lobby on main floor of the building)

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Wikipedia Editathon

Date: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Time: 10AM-4PM

Location: Simmons University, Palace Road Building, Room P113

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