While the Constitution asserted that all men are created equal, our nation initially failed to fulfill this promise for more than half its citizens. Great strides were made in 1920 with the passage of the 19th Amendment, which prohibited states from denying their citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex. In June 2020, join Yale Educational Travel to celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment and to learn more about the heroines–like Alice Paul, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony–who contributed to its passage.
The struggles for and within the women's movement left an indelible mark on American history. On this tour you will experience Washington, DC through the eyes of suffragists 100 years ago and gain insight from leaders advancing women's rights today. Trace the footsteps of the historic 1913 Women's Suffrage Procession, take a private tour the Capitol Building, and hear from female Congresswomen about challenges they still face today. Participants will enjoy specially-curated tours of the Smithsonian's collections related to the Women's Rights movement at both the National Museum of American History and the National Portrait Gallery. Travelers will also meet some of the extraordinary women in positions of power and hear firsthand about their ongoing struggle for equal representation on Capitol Hill.