About Us

About Us

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  We are a collaboration of entities from across the state, including the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, and many others, working to ensure the statewide observance of the centennial of women’s suffrage in 2020. We hope to ensure the legacy of the women’s suffrage movement in Florida and shape education about women’s rights for generations to come. We invite all Floridians to honor the ideals that fueled the suffrage movement and learn about the people who lead the way for women’s suffrage. 

History

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From newspapers to articles to books, here we catalog the story of Women's Suffrage in Florida and how women won the right to vote.

Resources

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Everyone can commemorate and celebrate the centennial of women's suffrage in Florida. These resources can help you get started.

Rightfully Hers – Governor’s Suite Hallway, Historic Capitol Museum

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In recognition of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, explore the National Archives Rightfully Hers travelling exhibit along with suffrage artifacts on loan from Mr. Ronald L. Book and Senator Lauren F. Book. Learn more about the work that led to a landmark moment in American history that dramatically changed the electorate.

Window banner – Suffrage First, 1916

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 This political cartoon by Nina Allender was adapted from an advertisement for the National Woman's Party convention held in Chicago in June, 1916. It may have appeared in the National Women’s Party publication, The Suffragist, before 1921.

Framed advertisement, 1915

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Literary Digest What Women’s Votes Have Done and Will Do.The article from this edition is reproduced and available for visitors to view in the exhibit space.

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