The first women’s rights movement conventions began assembling in 1848. As the movement began to gain momentum, groups like the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA), and the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA) formed. In 1890, both groups merged to what is now known as the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). The NAWSA, along with many others, fought extensively to see women given the right to vote. On August 18 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified. In honor of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Florida State University has collected the resources below to encourage education and celebration of the achievements in women’s history.
The President has, since 1965, issued a proclamation declaring March of each other to be “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions of women to society and share in their achievements made over the course of history. FSU Libraries celebrates this achievement with a Women’s History Month display that showcases how our collections tell the narratives of women leaders and their historic achievements.