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Marching Towards Empowerment: 

 Beyond Suffrage


Forward, out of darkness, leave behind the night. Forward out of error, forward into light

Inez Milholland

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The power of the First Amendment allows citizens to peacefully stand together and publicly demand they be heard by people in power. 


With enduring resilience and determination, women have marched throughout the history of our country to battle injustice and demand equal treatment from the United States government. Before the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, they had that one very important right granted to all U.S. citizens that allowed their voices to be heard. 


“Marching Towards Empowerment: Beyond Suffrage” allows visitors to walk within the footsteps of the fearless women who marched for our rights. With every step they took, these women carved a path forward and ensured that our country lived up to our most prized ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  


From the Suffrage Marches from the turn of the century, to the Women’s March of 2017, honor the legacy of the brave women who fought for your rights. Stand up for what you believe in and create positive change in your community. 

Timeline of Women's Marches and Protests

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