Maine Suffrage Centennial

The 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was ratified by the state of Maine in November 1919. It was officially adopted as part of the U.S. Constitution in August 1920.

The Maine Suffrage Centennial Collaborative is a group of diverse organizations from across the state dedicated to commemorating this historic anniversary with original stage productions, concerts, lectures, museum exhibits, and so much more.

 
 
 
 
"Silent sentinel" Alison Turnbull Hopkins at the White House on New Jersey Day. United States Washington D.C, 1917. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/mnwp000222/.

"Silent sentinel" Alison Turnbull Hopkins at the White House on New Jersey Day. United States Washington D.C, 1917. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/mnwp000222/.

HARD WON. NOT DONE.

Women’s suffrage was one of the most successful political movements in history. It nearly doubled the American voting population and changed society’s ingrained, supposedly immutable view of women.

We believe the Centennial offers a unique, nonpartisan opportunity to celebrate this victory, while also encouraging voting and civic engagement today. We recognize the original suffrage movement did not embrace all women, and are committed to an inclusive commemoration of the anniversary.