On July 28th, 1919, Arkansas became the twelfth state to ratify the nineteenth amendment, giving American women the right to vote.
Suffrage in Sixty Seconds will celebrate the centennial of Arkansas’s ratification and recount the long journey to women’s suffrage and the state’s role in that journey. We will travel from Seneca Falls, New York to Little Rock, and finally to Washington DC. We will commemorate the lives of the courageous and determined people, both men and women, in Arkansas and beyond, whose tirelessly work gave women a political voice.
In our series we will meet people from across Arkansas, rich and poor, black and white, people who wrote, protested, persevered, and finally voted!
You can find more information about the women's right to vote in Arkansas at ARVotesforWomen.com.