Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment

Centennial Celebration Plans

Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to participate in the  centennial of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.

Philadelphia will be the site of the nations celebration of the 19th  Amendment Centennial in 2020. Drexels Vision 2020 will lead the way, collaborating with the National Constitution Center, the City of Philadelphia and WHYY/PBS.  It will serve as the catalyst for major cultural and  civic  institutions  in  the  region  to  develop and  present  special  programs  and  events celebrating women with the overall Vision 2020 guiding themes of Honoring the Past, Enriching the Present and Shaping the Future.

Three dates to keep in mind for 2020:


    March, a major event at the National Constitution Center will kick off the year-long celebration of the 19th Amendment Centennial;


    August 26, Womens Equality Day, when the 9th National Vision 2020 Congress will be held in Philadelphia;


    November 3, Election Day, when the women of America will thank the suffragists of a century earlier with a record-breaking voter turnout.



Women leaders in government, on the Supreme Court, in business and the professions, in academia and throughout society will participate in the activities surrounding these dates, and women and men across the United States will be invited to join their daughters, mothers, sisters and others in Philadelphia to champion American womens equality.


Please contact if you, or your organization would like to get involved!


June 16, 2015 -- Vision 2020 held its first meeting of the 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration Advisory Committee. Read more about it in the Drexel College of Medicine's Pulse Magazine [PDF]. 

June 9, 2014 --  Maryland’s Commission on the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution hosted an unveiling ceremony for a newly erected historical marker in Overlea. See press release [PDF].

Women's Suffrage markerIn 1913, women who supported the Suffragist Movement stopped in Overlea, Maryland, as part of their march from New York City to Washington D.C., in order to demand their right to vote.

The marker is in front of the Natural History Society of Maryland, 6908 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21206.


April 11, 2013 -- Vision 2020 announces the National 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration will be in Philadelphia in the year 2020 at the National Constitution Center.


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