For Educators

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. 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.

Make some history! Help us transcribe documents in our collection, including records of the Equal Suffrage League and the Virginia branch of the Congressional Union.

Can’t make it to our exhibition in person? Our Education and Outreach staff created short videos to share highlights from the gallery. Check out our YouTube playlist.

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

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.

Test your knowledge about the woman suffrage movement in Virginia with our quiz.

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.