Women's Rights

  • First Women's Rights Convention

    Convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. Two days of discussion and debate it resulted in a Declaration of Sentiments.
  • National Women's Sufferage Assosiation

    Susan Anthony and Elizabeth Stanton form the National Women's Sufferage Assosication. The primary goal of this organization is to acheive voting rights for women.
  • Wyoming Passes Sufferage Law

    Wyoming passes first women sufferage law .
  • Colorado Let Women Vote

    Colorado is the first state to adopt the amendment granting women the right to vote.
  • WTUL is established

    The National Womens Trade Union League is established to advocate for improved wages and working conditions for women.
  • Federal Women Sufferage Amendment Passed

    The federal women sufferage amendment is passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate.
  • 19th Amendment Passed

    The 19th Amendment to the Constitution is signed into law by Secratary of State Bainbridge Colby, which grants women the right to vote.
  • National Council of Negro Women formed

    Mary Bethune organizes the National Council of Negro Women. It is a coalition of black women's groups that lobbies against job discrimination, racism, and sexism.
  • Equal Pay Act Passed

    Congress passed the Equal Pay Act, which makes it illegal for employers to pay a women less than what a man would receive for the same job.
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act Passed

    The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is passed and bans employment discrimination against pregnant women.