Nine Questions About 90 Years of Suffrage

On Aug. 26 we celebrate Women’s Equality Day–and this year it’s the 90th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, when women in the U.S. finally won the right to vote. So how much do you know about the long fight for women’s suffrage? Take our test and find out:


ABOVE: Photo of Susan B. Anthony reprinted under public domain.


David Dismore is the archivist for the Feminist Majority Foundation. His journey from would-be weather forecaster to full-time feminist began with the powerful impression made by a photo and a few paragraphs about the suffragists in his high school history textbook; years later, he had his first encounter with NOW—in which he carefully peeked in a window before opening the door to be sure men were allowed. He was eventually active in the ERA extension campaign of 1978, embarked on a cross-country bikeathon for it in 1982 and even worked for pioneers Toni Carabillo and Judith Meuli.