We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia

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.

Exhibition extended through March 2021.

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.


detail of a suffrage-themed quilt

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.

photographs of Adele Clark, Emma Kelley, Elizabeth Lewis, Sophie Meredith, Kate Langley Bosher

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.


Map of known Equal Suffrage League of Virginia chapters.

Learn more about the local chapters of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia with our map.


Equal Suffrage League of Virginia letterhead

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.


Cover of the Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia

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.