Learn More About the Movement

Need some help getting started with Women Leading the Way?

Check out our resources:  a lesson plan that follows the five basic steps, and offers engaging activities, thought provoking questions, and links to additional resources; an interactive painting with bios of 100 of the leading figures of the Movement; surprising new research on the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) women of the Six Nations Confederacy, and their profound influence on our vision of women as equals in society; and the impact of the abolitionists and African American suffragists.

Lesson Plans and Study Guides

Looking for ideas on how to teach the Suffrage Movement? Our lesson plan approaches the Movement in five basic steps, covering: history (suffragist research); art component; personal history; family portrait; and poster design. The plan offers engaging activities, thought provoking questions, and links to additional resources.   READ MORE +

Leading Suffragists & Suffragettes

Explore 100 of the leading figures of the Suffrage Movement via Mireille Miller's interactive painting, Women Leading The Way: Suffragists & Suffragettes. Click on any of the figures to reveal essential biographical data — as well as helpful links to additional information.   READ MORE +

Native Americans and American Indians

Iroquois women of the Six Nations Confederacy and the matrilineal culture of the Haudenosaunee exerted a profound influence on early feminists Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Matilda Joslyn Gage and Lucretia Mott — and helped to shape their vision of women as equals.   READ MORE +

The Abolitionists and African American Suffragists

The Suffrage Movement is rooted in the Abolitionist Movement, which began to advocate for the rights of women as well. Pioneering activists such as Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass overcame tremendous adversity – including discrimination from fellow suffragists – to help win the vote.   READ MORE +

Winning The Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement

Learn how women have long been active participants in U.S. history, and how many became politically powerful before winning the vote. READ MORE +