History Stories
CATEGORY: Women's Suffrage
The Shocking Infanticide Trial That Exposed Sexual Harassment in 1868
January 19, 2018

How the death of a domestic worker’s baby became a symbol in the fight for equal rights for women. Read More

This Huge Women’s March Drowned Out a Presidential Inauguration in 1913
January 17, 2018

“Where are all the people?” an aide asked. Read More

What’s Next for 2018?
December 15, 2017

Our team of historians, experts and thought leaders have come up with lessons of the past to help us understand the future. Read More

Every Event Has an Echo from the Past
December 15, 2017

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Chinese Exclusion Act, a look at which historical events set the context for 2017's big moments. Read More

For the First Time, Central Park Will Honor Real-Life Women
November 8, 2017

But are Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton the right honorees? Read More

The Top Spots to Visit in New York, According to Two Historians
September 1, 2017

A hospital and a church tell the stories of America. Read More

First Statue of a Woman to be Erected in Parliament Square
April 6, 2017

Joining the 11 statues of men near London’s Houses of Parliament, suffragists Millicent Fawcett will be honored with the first statue of a woman. Read More

Long-Lost Letters from Suffrage Pioneers Discovered
March 30, 2017

A newly-discovered collection of hundreds of letters and artifacts provide a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into the women’s suffrage movement. Read More

Woman in White: Hillary Clinton’s Suffragette Tribute
October 21, 2016

The candidate’s final debate outfit paid homage to the long struggle for women’s equality. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About Elizabeth Cady Stanton
November 12, 2015

Brash, uncompromising and fiercely intelligent, Elizabeth Cady Stanton spent more than 50 years as one of the leading voices of the American women’s rights movement. On the bicentennial of her birth, learn nine fascinating facts about the woman Susan B. Anthony called “the philosopher and statesman of our movement.” Read More