Marching for Women's Rights
"Marching for Women's Rights" is an online exhibit showcasing more than 30 artifacts from the Newseum collection that document American women's fight to win the vote. Highlights include the first edition of The Woman's Journal, which became the leading suffrage newspaper; front pages from the radical suffrage newspaper The Revolution, founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton; and photographs of the 1913 women's suffrage march in Washington, D.C.
These artifacts reveal how U.S. suffragists used the five freedoms of the First Amendment to advocate for change. Exploring this exhibit will help you and your students to better understand the impact of the First Amendment on history. Students will learn about the roles of the mainstream and special-interest press in shaping public attitudes toward the suffrage movement's participants and their goals. Through this study, students will increase their historical understanding of the women's suffrage movement and develop media literacy skills that will help them to better evaluate news from the past and the present.
Coming Soon: In spring 2014, Newseum Education will launch "Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less" in collaboration with AAUW. "Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less" will be a comprehensive new Digital Classroom module on the women's suffrage movement. The module, which is free for teachers and students, will feature interactive timelines, videos, primary source news footage and interviews, archival photographs, historic newspapers and standards-aligned lesson plans.
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