19th Amendment Centennial on Social Media
The National Archives is honored to be the home of the 19th Amendment. Join the centennial commemoration on social media as we explore the complex story of the struggle for women’s suffrage, leading up to and beyond the certification of the 19th Amendment on August 26, 1920.
Throughout August we’ll be highlighting records from our holdings and examining the fight for women’s voting rights through social media campaigns.
Featured 19th Amendment Campaigns:
#19SuffrageStories: Follow along on Twitter and Instagram as we join the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution to tell #19SuffrageStories through objects in our collections. Every weekday from August 3 - 26, we’ll share countdown graphics emphasizing diverse and lesser-known figures in the long struggle for voting rights. Check out the @USNationalArchives Giphy channel for accompanying animated gifs and visit the Pieces of History blog to learn more about the campaign.
Rightfully Hers Instagram Takeover: Starting on Wednesdays in August, Corinne Porter, curator of "Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote," the National Archives' special exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, will be taking over the @USNatArchives Instagram account. She will be sharing some of her favorite women's suffrage stories and a few behind-the-scenes looks at the exhibit; you can follow along with the #RightfullyHers hashtag in Instagram stories and posts.
Commemorative Calendar for the 19th Amendment: It’s not too late to download your own Centennial commemoration calendar. Join us throughout 2020 as we commemorate this centennial year with 12 stories from our holdings. Each month, we’ll share a new collection of downloadable designs including a calendar page, Facebook cover photo, and an occasional mobile device lock screen. You can save and print these designs, set them as wallpaper, whatever works for you!
Archives Hashtag Party: On August 7, the Archives Hashtag Party community will get together to throw a virtual suffrage party on Twitter and Instagram. Use the hashtag #ArchivesGetsTheVote to share all your records related to voting history, posters, ballots, and stories of the people who fought for the right to vote.
#TeachingTuesdays Twitter Chat on #WomensRights: Visit our Twitter Moment to explore primary sources and resources for teaching about women's rights from @DocsTeach.