The Library of Virginia’s current exhibition, We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia commemorates the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote.
January 13, 2020–December 5, 2020
Exhibition Gallery and Lobby
800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA
NOTE: The Library building is closed until further notice.
Parking is available under the building.
The Library of Virginia is issuing a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for textile banners addressing the theme of Women’s Suffrage. Our goal is to involve Virginia’s artist and artisan communities in creative expression around women’s suffrage and equality, both historic and current. Find out more HERE.
Virginia suffragists were a remarkable group of talented and dedicated women who have largely been forgotten. Learn more about these women who campaigned for the vote.
Explore our timeline of the campaign for woman suffrage in Virginia.
Listen to excerpts from suffragists and anti-suffragists as they explain their opinions about votes for women.
Learn more about the local chapters of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia with our map.
Make some history! Help us transcribe the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia Records HERE.
Check out our posts on woman suffrage at the Library’s blog, The UncommonWealth.
The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia, written by Library of Virginia staff, is available in The Virginia Shop.
This exhibition is a project of the Task Force to Commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote.