What Is the Women’s Rights Movement? Part of the Who Was Series

By Deborah Hopkinson

What is the Women’s Rights Movement?

It officially started in a small town in upstate New York

In 1872, Susan B. Anthony was arrested for trying to vote

In the United States, women didn’t win the right to vote until 1920


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From Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Gloria Steinem and Hillary Clinton, women throughout US history have fought for equality. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, women were demanding the right to vote. During the 1960s, equal rights and opportunities for women–both at home and in the workplace–were pushed even further. And in the more recent past, Women’s Marches have taken place across the world. Celebrate how far women have come with this inspiring read!

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