Women’s SuffrageThe 19th Amendment Turns 100

Now all we need is to continue to speak the truth fearlessly, and we shall add to our number those who will turn the scale to the side of equal and full justice in all things.

Lucy Stone The Progress of 50 Years

The 19th Amendment

This year the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution turns 100! Women were finally guaranteed the right to vote. To commemorate this centennial anniversary, the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library invites you to join us as we recognize and honor the vital role women have played and continue to play in preserving democracy.

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Women Win the Vote! A Suffrage Story Time

Monday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m.

This year is the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Learn how women achieved this historic milestone, and celebrate with stories and interactive activities. Plus: live Q&A!

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Tampa Women's Suffrage Movement

Monday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Learn how Florida, and particularly Tampa, women participated in the movement to get the vote. They were not the first in the nation, but they were ahead of most of the southern belles in demanding their rights, and not without controversy. Plus: live Q&A!

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100 years of Hard Work and Perseverance: The League of Women Voter’s Centennial

Tuesday, August 18 at 6:30 p.m.

This year both the 19th Amendment and the League of Women Voters celebrate their 100th anniversary. Join Dr. Idelia Phillips, President of the League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County, to learn how this organization is tied to the legacy of the suffrage movement, learn about the work they do, and learn how to get involved.

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Ain't I A Woman? Women of Color and the Right To Vote

Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Join Dr. Naima Johnston Bush for a fascinating program that reveals the journey that women of color have taken to secure the right to vote, including the truth behind Sojourner Truth's iconic speech, "Ain't I A Woman." Hear songs and stories that document the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality for all women.

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Victory for the Vote: A Conversation with Author Doris Weatherford

Thursday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a live Q&A with author and women's history expert Doris Weatherford. In this interactive presentation, Ms. Weatherford will field audience questions and share stories from her latest book, Victory for the Vote: The Fight for Women's Suffrage and the Century that Followed. Attend and be eligible to win a free copy!

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I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.

Susan B. Anthony Speech in San Francisco (1871)