The Women's Civil Rights Movement



Women's struggle for equal right has not been an easy or short road.
All throughout U.S. history women have been fighting for their rights and
for the rights of others. Women have organized and fought their way
through legislatures, congressional obstacles and have faced ridicule and
indifference.
It was a long and uphill battle. It meant defiance of laws and
customs that had been accepted from the time of the first settlements, some
of the discriminations women were fighting against were women were not
permitted to speak at public meeting, women were denied the right to vote.
Women did not have a free choice of courses or education. Women could not
keep ownership of property when ...

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women.
Lucy Sten, who was the first woman in Massachusetts to earn a
college degree.
Susan B. Anthony. She devoted her life to the temperance movement,
(against alcohol) and the abolition cause (against slavery). She fought
for women and black males to have the right to vote. She was arrested when
she attempted to vote in Rochester, New York local elections. We built
the Women's rights movement into a national organization.
Carrie Chapman Latt, was the president of the National American
Woman's Suffrage (NAWSA)
Victoria Woodhill fought for Women's freedom in economy on Wall
Street, in Congress and in the Whitehouse. She was the first of many to
appear before Congress to plead for and demand the rights of American Women.

In 1920 Women earned the right to vote, many of these women did not
survive to see it. It took 70 years to get the vote.
In the "roaring twenties" women emerged flamboyant, defiant, and
independent. Such a young "liberated woman" was known as a ...

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