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Nothing Less: Delaware, Women’s Suffrage, and Equal Rights

“Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.”
Susan B. Anthony, The Revolution, Jan. 8, 1868

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which states that “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex”.


Visit the exhibit virtually here!

Delaware Humanities has developed the original panel exhibit Nothing Less, which examines Delaware’s history with women’s suffrage, its unique role in the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Equal Rights Amendment, and general voting rights in the United States. A limited quantity of physical copies of the panel exhibit are available.  The exhibit is also available as a PDF.  To be eligible for a copy, your organization must be planning a program related to suffrage, voting rights, and/or equal rights.  Copies can also be requested for K-12 schools (no programming required).  If you’re interested in a copy, please contact us.  


Organizations around the state and nation are celebrating the anniversary of the 19th Amendment through programming as well as providing resources.  Use the links below to learn more about women’s suffrage!  Are you an organization in Delaware with resources related to women’s suffrage, voting rights, and/or equal rights? Contact us and we will add your information to the list below.

Delaware Public Archives Women’s Vote
Delaware Historical Society
Delaware League of Women Voters
Discovering Delaware Sites of the Women’s Suffrage Movement
University of Delaware
Discovering Delaware Sites of the Women’s Suffrage Movement: A Story Map
University of Delaware’s “Our Vote”
University of Delaware “Votes for Delaware Women: A Centennial Exhibit”
Delaware Libraries Women’s Suffrage Centennial Guide
Widener Law Library Blog
“Bridgeville’s Sadie Waters and the 19th Amendment” by Anne Boylan

Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission
2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative
Alexander Street
Women’s Suffrage and the Media
National Park Service
The 19th Amendment – A Woman’s Right to Vote (documentary)
New York Humanities’ Podcast “Amended”