The Florida Commission on the Status of Women, in partnership with the Florida Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, is excited to announce Florida Suffrage Tea Time, a virtual series of monthly fun and informative interviews, lectures, and discussions on the Woman’s Suffrage Movement. You bring your tea and internet, and we’ll provide the rest!
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment which enfranchises US citizens regardless of sex. For 70 years, women throughout the United States had petitioned at the state and national levels for their right to vote, and on August 18, 1920, US women won a huge battle with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Work was still left to ensure voting rights for all women, especially in the Jim Crow south, and Women of Color would not have full legal voting rights and protections until the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Join us throughout 2020 and 2021 as we commemorate and celebrate the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment and the women who faced hot water fighting for their rights.
Tuesday, August 18 at noon
We are thrilled to announce that Commissioner Lady Dhyana Ziegler, DCJ, PhD will host University of Florida professors Dr. Sharon Austin and Dr. Ashley Preston for August Florida Suffrage Tea Time. Tune in for presentations and conversation on the involvement and legacy of African American women in the Women's Suffrage Movement.
August 18 is the day Tennessee became the 36th and final state required for the three-quarters requirement to ratify a constitutional amendment. Join us on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to commemorate African American women and their work for voting rights.
African American Women Leaders in the Suffrage Movement
Women’s Leadership and Political Participation
Women's impact on elections
Dr. Kathryn Steinhaus joins Commissioner Rachel Saunders-Plakon for a discussion on women's suffrage and the 1918 influenza pandemic.
Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee joins Commissioner Sophia Eccleston for a discussion on voting in Florida since suffrage.