Throughout 2020, the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission told the story of women’s fight for the vote through our signature projects, campaigns, and initiatives. From podcasts to statues, the WSCC celebrated the legacy of the suffragists with Americans nationwide.

Read the WSCC Agency Report, watch the WSCC Legacy Video, and explore below to discover the commemorative efforts of the Commission and our partners.


national women’s suffrage month

As the centerpiece of our centennial commemorations, the Commission worked with the U.S. Congress to designate August 2020 as National Women's Suffrage Month. The Senate designated this month-long celebration through S.Res.648, led by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and sponsored by all 26 women senators. Congresswomen Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), co-chairs of the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus, led the designation effort in the House, securing the passage of H.Res.1046.

To recognize National Women’s Suffrage Month, the Commission and its partners held suffrage-inspired programming throughout August to spark a national dialogue about the history of women’s fight for the vote and the legacy of the suffrage movement. Each week's programming focused on a unique theme: Educate, Activate, Celebrate, and Inspire.

Public Art Projects

Only 8 percent of monuments and memorials in the United States represent women’s role in American history, and through the creation of memorials, statues, monuments, and murals, the Commission is committed to public art, to telling the stories of the suffrage movement in ways that make women's history visible and accessible, and to ensuring that this history is taught, told, and remembered for the next 100 years.

Educational Programs

Through blogs, books, exhibits, and panel discussions, the Commission found creative ways to share suffrage history in all its complexity with millions of Americans across the country.