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The Women's Suffrage Movement in Washington, DC: 1848-1973

This historic context study focuses specifically on the topic of women's suffrage in the District of Columbia. In this context, suffrage is defined simply as "the right to vote." The time period for this study begins in 1848, the year of the Seneca Falls (New York) Convention, recognized by historians as the start of the women's suffrage movement, and ends in 1973, the year that Congress passed the DC Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act (Home Rule Act), which established the District's elected government. This study can be used as the framework for nominating sites to the DC Inventory and National Register—a significant step towards honoring the contributions of generations of women throughout American history.


You can find a high-resolution copy of the context study by navigating to the following page: