For Educators

A group of women with suffrage banners

The Library of Virginia’s recent exhibition, We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia commemorated the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women the right to vote. We will be adding more woman suffrage resources for teachers and students to this page, so please check back.

Document Bank includes classroom resources on woman suffrage. Browse the Women’s History theme or use the search term suffrage.

Photograph of Ora Brown Stokes with a short biography.

Learn more about some of the women who fought for their right to vote. Download our fact sheets about the nine suffragists honored as Virginia Women in History for 2020.

Check out the short videos our Education and Outreach staff created to share highlights from the gallery. Find them on our YouTube playlist.

Listen to excerpts from the writings of suffragists and anti-suffragists as they explain their opinions about votes for women.

Equal Suffrage League of Virginia letterhead

The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia Records are now online through the Library’s catalog. Select the Finding Aid link and then select folders with links to digital images. Each link contains digitized images for all the items in that folder (unless otherwise noted). Keyword searching is not yet available.

Want to color items in our collections? Check out our new suffrage coloring book.

Looking for books or articles about the woman suffrage movement in Virginia and the United States? Check out our guide to resources.

Want to know more about the fight for women’s voting rights in Virginia? The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia, written by Library of Virginia staff, is available in The Virginia Shop.