Honoring the Women Who Won the Vote

March is Women’s History Month.  Woodlawn celebrates the vital role of women in American history.

Women’s suffrage is the right of women by law to vote in national or local elections. The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long campaign to win the right to vote for women in the United States.

Woodlawn has memorialized many incredible women.  One of America’s most historic cemeteries, Woodlawn is nationally known as the final resting place for notable leaders in the women’s suffrage movement.  The Woodlawn women who made a difference include chief philosopher of the women’s rights and suffrage movements Elizabeth Cady Stanton, founder of the Political Equality Association Alva Belmont, president of the Equal Franchise Society Katherine Duer Mackay, and political strategist Carrie Chapman Catt.  These remarkable women led the charge to gain passage for the 19th Amendment which legally guaranteed American women the right to vote, marking an important stage in women’s long fight for political equality.

In the month of March, we honor the women of Woodlawn who paved the way for others.

Learn about the women who changed our world at our Wonderful Women of Woodlawn: Women’s History Trolley Tour on Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 PM.  For tickets, please click here.