"The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."
In honor of this achievement - "the largest act of enfranchisement in our nation's history" - the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office is working with a group of organizations statewide to sponsor a series of opportunities for young people to learn more about our history and increase their understanding of the contributions of women to our civic life.
On August 26th, the The Boston Women's Heritage Trail, The Boston Parks and Recreation Department, The City of Boston Women's Commission, and The Massachusetts Women's Suffrage Celebration Committee held Women's Equality Day at the Swan Boats Pavilion in the Boston Public Garden. The Day celebrated the 91st Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote, the release of the Boston Women's Heritage Trail HerStory Map and honored the Paget Family, Founders of the Historic Public Garden Swan Boats. To view photos of the event, please visit the AGO's Flickr page. To view the program from the event, click the link: Women's Equality Day Program (PDF) .
91st Anniversary of Suffrage Educational Materials:
The Citizenship in Action © Curriculum was developed by the Office of the Middlesex District Attorney with grant support from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programming. It has been used in schools, afterschool programs and community centers with a variety of student age groups, most often middle school aged youth. It is designed to generate lively discussion and to empower young people to think about their role as active citizens of this Commonwealth.
The Women's Suffrage Celebration Education Sub-Committee has compiled various educational materials such as books, websites, and other resources. Click the link below to view the materials.
Women's Suffrage Celebration Committee
MA Caucus of Women Legislators
Check this web page often for updates on these activities.
For more information, or to join the 91st Anniversary Women's Suffrage Committee, please email WSCC@state.ma.us.