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Explore more of the Commission’s educational programs below, including an educational video series with the Smithsonian Institution, a centennial motorcycle ride, and more!

REMIX Night at the National Portrait Gallery

On September 26, 2019, the Commission partnered with the National Portrait Gallery and the Washington City Paper for a special suffrage centennial happy hour with the theme “The Future is Female.” Part of the Portrait Gallery’s REMIX series, a monthly get together at the museum including DJs, cocktails, and a chance to explore the Votes for Women: A Portraits of Persistence exhibit. “The Future is Female” featured DJ Farrah Flosscett, celebrated women’s strides and achievements, and included a special toast to the suffrage centennial and women changemakers. Over 600 attendees enjoyed activities such as filling in suffragist coloring pages and customizing suffrage centennial merchandise.

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One Woman One Vote Screening at the National Archives

On January 23, 2020, in partnership with the 2020 One Woman, One Vote Festival and the National Archives, the Commission presented an in-person screening of the 25th anniversary version of the PBS documentary One Woman, One Vote to a sold-out theater with 290 attendees. The screening was held in the William G. McGowan Theater in the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C. Prior to the film, Lottie Joiner, Editor-in-Chief for The Crisis magazine, moderated a panel discussion with Rebecca Boggs Roberts, journalist, public historian, and author of Suffragists in Washington DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote, and suffrage historian Dr. Marjorie Spruill, who also appears in the One Woman, One Vote documentary.

The National Archives is proud to serve as the steward of our nation’s memory, including preserving and making available records from women’s fight for the vote. We were thrilled to partner with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission to bring this important history to our community through a screening of One Woman, One Vote during the centennial year.
— Debra Steidel Wall, Deputy Archivist of the United States and WSCC Commissioner

Educational Video Series with the Smithsonian Institution

The Commission and the Smithsonian Institution's American Women's History Initiative, Because of Her Story, are committed to ensuring that the story of women’s long fight for equality continues to be taught, told, and remembered beyond the 2020 centennial. To achieve these shared goals, the Commission is sponsoring the development of an infographic animated series by the Smithsonian that will launch in 2021. The series of animated one- to two-minute videos will focus on women's history, both little-known stories and familiar stories of women and their impact on movements and our country's history. The series will be available online and shared across the Smithsonian on their partners’ social media, and with educators, caregivers, and learners across the country.

The Smithsonian’s American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story, is dedicated to creating, disseminating, and amplifying the historical record of the accomplishments of American women. We are excited to collaborate with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission to produce this video series and to ensure that the women who fought for the vote are remembered and celebrated beyond 2020.
— Julissa Marenco, Assistant Secretary for Communications and External Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer for the Smithsonian Institution and WSCC Commissioner
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Votes for Women Buttons and Yellow Rose Pins

To support institutions nationwide in their suffrage centennial efforts, the Commission provided 35K+ yellow rose pins and “Votes for Women” buttons to partners for distribution at commemorative events and programs. The yellow rose pins symbolize the ultimate victory of the suffrage movement. Yellow flowers have long been symbols of the fight for women's equality, but most notably, pro-suffrage lobbyists and legislators wore yellow roses to show their support of the 19th Amendment during the final battle for ratification in Tennessee. In addition to distributing yellow rose pins, the Commission worked with the woman-owned Busy Beaver Button Company to distribute replica “Votes for Women” buttons. Originally created by The Whitehead and Hoag Company in the 1910s, these buttons were worn by suffrage supporters.

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Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride

The Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride is a multi-route cross-country motorcycle event celebrating the ratification of the 19th Amendment and inspiring women today to "make their own unique mark on history." Hundreds of women bikers from ten starting cities will converge in Washington, D.C. in 2021 to honor the women who fought for the right to vote. The Commission partnered with the Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride to provide 750 participants with replica purple, gold, and white suffrage sashes to bring visibility to the suffrage story as the riders cross the U.S.

In August 2020, we marked 100 years since the 19th Amendment was officially ratified, and the Suffragists Centennial Motorcycle Ride will continue the commemoration in 2021. Celebrating the principles of unity, community, and freedom of the road, the event is dedicated to all women who have fought for equality in the voting booth, in business, and in life.
— Alisa Clickenger, Founder, Women's Motorcycle Tours
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