February 23, 2022 - March 31, 2022
Irving Archives and Museum
801 W. Irving Blvd
Irving, TX 75060
Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
“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.”
— The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution
Photo: Suffragists marched with their daughters in the Votes for Women parade in New York City, May 4, 1912. (Courtesy Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.)
Beginning in the 19th century, thousands of women across the United States campaigned relentlessly for woman suffrage - the right for women to vote.
The passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 was a watershed moment and the single largest expansion of voting rights in American history, but not all women gained the right to vote. Millions of women of color were still barred from the polls, taking nearly 50 more years and a new generation of activists to make the promise of the amendment a reality for many Americans.
"Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas" focuses on the decades-long fight for woman suffrage in Texas with panel topics covering the national beginnings of the movement, early Texas leaders, transnational networks, anti-suffrage sentiments, segregated suffrage, and, the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
- Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- No reservations required.
- Tickets: $7 adults; $5 children and seniors; free for 3 and younger. Purchase tickets online.
- Museum members enjoy free admission.