Women’s Suffrage at CALS

Cover, The Suffragist, Volume VI, Number 32, August 31, 1918

On July 28, 1919, the Arkansas legislature voted to ratify the 19th Amendment. Arkansas was the 12th state to do so. By August 1920, 36 states had ratified the amendment, and women’s right to vote became law on August 26, 1920.

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies has a number of video lectures about the women’s suffrage movement in our collection. The Central Arkansas Library System also holds the only known copies of The Suffragist in Arkansas. Take a moment to watch the videos and explore our collection of women’s suffrage materials.

WATCH: Page Harrington – Women’s Suffrage and Race Relations: A Divided Legacy


WATCH: Bernadette Cahill – Women Who Rocked the Vote

You can also read an overview of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in Arkansas on the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas here.

By Heather Zbinden, Roberts Library outreach coordinator




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