Simmons University and the Suffrage Movement

Welcome to Suffrage at Simmons!

In this digital exhibit, you’ll find a series of galleries that explore the Simmons community's involvement, on and off campus, in the fight for women's right to vote -- in suffrage associations and marches, and as the movement increased its recruitment of college women. Which academic departments, and professions, were the hotbeds of activism? What did students think about the pro- and anti-suffrage views of their professors? Who embraced the cause of “Votes for Women,” and was there an underground student suffrage club at Simmons? How did the struggle for voting rights, and civil rights, for all women continue after the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in 1920? The answers may surprise you!

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