From 2019-2020, #SuffrageSisters and #SuffraGents will celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote at events and programs across your state!
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EVENTS & ACtivities
March 9, 2019, 6:30pm (ET): The Suffragette’s Ball, a gala event celebrating the passage of the 19th Amendment, hosted by the Detroit History Club, held at the Detroit Yacht Club.
April 17, 2019, 7-8pm (ET): Petticoat Patriots: How Michigan Women Won the Vote, a special lecture on the crusade for women’s voting rights, held at Henry Ford Centennial Library.
May-June 2019: Votes for Women: Suffrage in Michigan, the Historical Society of Michigan’s May/June 2019 issue of Michigan History magazine, featuring Michigan’s women’s suffrage history as the cover story. Order copies of this issue on the Historical Society of Michigan website.
June 4, 2019, 3:30-5pm (ET): How Radical Were the Women Suffragists?, a lecture at Wayne State University.
June 9, 2019, 1-3pm (ET): 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage Celebration, an event celebrating Michigan’s 100th anniversary of ratifying the 19th Amendment, hosted by Michigan House Democratic Leader Christine Greig at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills.
June 9, 2019, 2-3:30pm (ET): Social Movements of the 19th Century, an event with genealogist Katherine Willson examining the beginnings of the women’s suffrage movement, held at the Ypsilanti District Library.
June 10, 2019, 10:30am (ET): Monday Morning Live, episode of the Michigan Municipal League’s Facebook Live series. Guests will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Michigan’s ratification of the 19th Amendment by discussing the history and wearing white and gold.
June 10, 2019: Go Gold, campaign by the Michigan Municipal League, encouraging members to change their logos to gold for the day and to light buildings across the state in gold.
June 11, 2019, 9:45am (ET): Michigan Gov. Whitmer commemorates 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment, event at the Michigan State Capitol with Michigan Gov. Whitmer, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, House Democratic Leader Christine Greig and state Rep. Kristy Pagan commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
August 31, 2019: Suffrage March at Crossroads Village, a kick-off of the suffrage centennial in Genesee County, Michigan. Marchers in this recreation of historic suffrage parades will wear white dresses and purple sashes.
Beginning September 2019: Pop-up versions of the National Archives exhibit Rightfully Hers will be distributed to 9 venues across the Michigan—including schools, libraries, museums, and community sites—to be displayed for the centennial.
September 28, 2019: Oakland County Patriot Week Celebration with the Celebration of Women's Suffrage Ad Hoc Committee in Oakland County.
October 14, 2019: “Iron-Jawed Angels” Film Screening with the Celebration of Women's Suffrage Ad Hoc Committee in Oakland County and the League of Women Voters Oakland Area.
October 18, 2019: "I Voted!" Sticker Contest with the Celebration of Women's Suffrage Ad Hoc Committee in Oakland County.
On June 10, 2019, Senate Resolution 0059 and House Resolution 0119 were introduced in the Michigan Senate and House “to commemorate June 10, 2019, as the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment by the state of Michigan.”
Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation designating June 10, 2019 through August 26, 2020 as the Year of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial.
June 10, 1919 : Michigan Voters Ratify the 19th Amendment, Michigan State University
Michigan and the 19th Amendment, National Park Service
Municipal Suffrage for Women in Michigan by Octavia Williams Bates, 1894, UPenn Digital Library
Suffragists in Michigan, Turning Point Suffragist Memorial
Votes for Women: Suffrage in Michigan, May/June 2019 issue of Michigan History magazine, Historical Society of Michigan
Women’s History Timeline, The Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame