Use this site to plan a trip, find and spread the word about events, and discover Ohio's connections to the 72-year fight for woman suffrage.
Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection
From north to south, east to west, Ohio played a crucial yet forgotten role in the struggle for woman suffrage, a 72-plus-year campaign that cost millions of dollars and to which generations of women dedicated their lives.
Did you know...
The 1848 National Convention of Black Freemen was the very first national convention to allow women's participation, and it was held in Cleveland?
The 1850 Ohio Women's Convention at Salem was the first convention to be run and organized entirely by women?
Sojourner Truth gave her famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech in Akron, Ohio?
The governor who made Wyoming the first place in the US to extend equal suffrage to women had witnessed the 1850 Salem Convention as a teenager?
The first female candidate for president of the United States was born in Homer, Ohio?Learn more about Ohio connections
Places to visit in Ohio to celebrate 100 years of women's right to vote.
Share your event with a national audience! Post it on the Women' Vote Centennial Initiative (WVCI) national calendar. Share your 2019-2020 Ohio suffrage centennial year plans using the form on the WVCI website, and your event will be added to the central calendar and the designated regional centennial calendar.Add your event now!
Ain't I a woman?
Sojourner Truth Akron, May 29, 1851
It is policy to you...it is justice to us.
Susan B. Anthony Cincinnati, 1880
[Can] what is wrong in one sex...be right in the other?
Ernestine Rose Cleveland, 1853
Saloons must go!
Frances Willard Hillsboro, 1873