Women's Equality Day

August 26

August 26 of each year is designated in the United States as Women's Equality Day. Instituted by Rep. Bella Abzug and first established in 1971, the date commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Woman Suffrage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave U.S. women full voting rights in 1920.


Inez Milholland ~ Forward into Light

This short documentary is a window into the Women's Suffrage Movement through the sacrifice of an American Amazon who will inspire today’s woman as much as she did 100 years ago.

Women Transforming Media: Alyse Nelson

Producer: The MY HERO Project
“Power expands the moment it’s shared. And women often want to do that. When they ‘re invested in, they want to give back, they want to pay it forward. And that’s what we do at Vital Voices. We simply search the world for these leaders with a vision for extraordinary change. And we invest in them to take that vision to scale.”

Women Who Fought for Women's Rights in the 20th/21st Century 

Jeannette Rankin

By: Sriya Mupparaju

Eleanor Roosevelt

By: Katelynn from San Diego

Alice Paul

By: Emma from San Diego
Alice Paul was a suffragist and leader for the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.

Margaret Sanger

By: Megan Moilanen
No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.

Gloria Steinem

By: Alicia from San Diego

Betty Friedan

By: Maya Tarin

Bella Abzug

By: Kruti from New Jersey

Bella Abzug was a New York Congresswoman who fought for women's rights.

Dr. Carolyn Mazure

By: Lauren Zeranski
Dr. Carolyn Mazure founded the Yale Women's Health Program and is a forceful figure in the women's health movement.

Hilda Solis' Heroes

By: Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis
Hilda Solis' Heroes the U.S. Latina Secretary of Labor.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By: Megan from San Diego

Angela Davis

By: Alexia from Madison
Angela Davis is a leader, author, and professor who has fought for decades for human rights.

US Women Who Fought for Women's Rights in the 19th Century

Susan B. Anthony

By: Julie Odano

Susan B. Anthony led the early Women's Suffrage Movement.

Jane Addams

By: April from San Diego
Jane Addams was a leading reformist and peace advocate.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

By: Kerri from Fredericksburg
Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a pioneer in the movement for women's rights.

Lucy Stone

By: Jacqueline from Ventura
Lucy Stone was a pioneer for womens rights.

Victoria Woodhull

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Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for President of the U.S.

Mary Lyon

By: Lu Stone
Mary Lyon established the U.S.'s first college for women.

Harriet Tubman

By: Madison from San Diego

Best known as an abolitionist, Harriet Tubman fought for women's rights with Susan B. Anthony as a suffragist.

Frances Ellen Watkins

By: Geeta Malik

Frances Ellen Watkins was a prolific author and poet who spoke out against slavery and women's rights.

Susie King Taylor

By: Heather from Gilbert, Arizona
Susie King Taylor was a pioneer in the struggle for African American women's rights.


Susan B Anthony

By: Robert Shetterly

Jane Addams

By: Robert Shetterly

Jeannette Rankin (1880 - 1973)

By: Robert Shetterly
Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress. She helped pass the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, and was a committed pacifist.

Eleanor Roosevelt

By: Robert Shetterly

Alice Paul

By: Robert Shetterly

Victoria Woodhull

By: Nicole

Madam C.J. Walker

By: Alexandra from St. Paul
Madam C.J. Walker used her business success to fight discrimination and open doors for others.

Inez Milholland Boissevain

By: unknown

Elizabeth Stanton, Carrie C. Catt, Lucretia Mott Stamp

By: United States Post Office

Irene Fernandez

By: Tom Block

Mary Seacole

By: Albert Charles Challen, 1869

Lateefah Simon

By: Robert Shetterly

Jeannette Rankin (1880 - 1973)

By: Robert Shetterly

Votes For Women - Jeannette Rankin

By: unknown photographer


The Woman Who Ran for President: The Many Lives of Victoria Woodhull

By: Lois Beachy Underhill, Gloria Steinem (Introduction)
From the Publisher This biography of ...

Herstory: Women Who Changed the World

By: Ruth Ashby (Editor), Deborah Gore Ohrn (Editor), Gloria ...
Synopsis Philosopher, mathematician, ...

Gloria Steinem: Champion of Women''s Rights

By: Nancy Garhan Attebury
A biography profiling the life of feminist Gloria...


Women's Equality Day
Credit: Nancy Pelosi (Wikipedia CC)

2018 Women's History Month


Coretta Scott King

By: Addeline from Eden Prarie
"Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated."

Harriet Tubman

By: Madison from San Diego

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