#tbt: How a Riot Helped to Ratify the 19th amendment

By Alyson Foster Content & Collections Specialist, National Geographic Library This week marks the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote. The event was the culmination of more than a century of struggle and setbacks for American women. For those of us living today, it’s hard to understand the controversy surrounding the enfranchisement of women. What’s the … Continue reading #tbt: How a Riot Helped to Ratify the 19th amendment

Mapping Women’s Political Rights

GEOGRAPHY Women’s Political Rights Around the World This interactive map displays three sets of data focused on the history of women’s political rights around the world. Using a timeline, the map charts women’s right to vote (suffrage), right to stand for election, and the date of the nation’s first woman elected to office. The map is also clickable, displaying more information on issues that impact women’s political … Continue reading Mapping Women’s Political Rights