Determined to Rise

Women’s Historical Activism for Equal Rights
Determined to Rise

As the centenary of woman suffrage approaches, the National Women’s History Museum presents a commemorative initiative, “Determined to Rise:” Women’s Historical Activism for Equal Rights. This series of public programming features scholarly panels, public events, and lively discussions on women’s history topics from the early 1830s when African-American women abolitionist groups organized to fight for freedom, personhood, and women’s rights to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

“Determined to Rise” shapes a broader understanding of the woman suffrage movement throughout the turn of the century, acknowledging not only the achievements resulting in the ratification of the 19th Amendment, but also its profound limitations.

Please join us for a discussion at an upcoming event near you.

The “Determined to Rise”: Women’s Historic Activism for Equal Rights traveling panel series is generously funded by Ms. Jeannette Sharpe.




Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL  60610-3305
6:00pm – 7:30pm CST; doors open at 5:30 PM CST

Topic: Chicago’s African American Women in the Fight for the Vote


Other Determined to Rise events will take place soon (more information to follow):

June 22: NCGS 2020 Conference, Sheraton Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

August 20: The Forum, Michigan History Center, 702 W. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48915, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, In collaboration with Michigan Women Forward, Topic: Woman’s Suffrage: The West Came First

October 8: National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, 1400 Inspiration Place SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, (319) 362-8500, Topic: The influence of immigration and citizen rights on the woman suffrage movement