On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Broadside of West Virginia Equal Suffrage Association

On March 10, 1920, the West Virginia Legislature passed a joint resolution ratifying the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote.

Learn more:
West Virginia House of Delegates Resolution to Ratify the 19th Amendment
Extracts From Messages to the Senate In Support or Opposition to the Suffrage Amendment.
Speech of Delegate J. S. Thurmond, March 8, 1920
West Virginia's Suffrage Movement
Sources on the Woman Suffrage Movement in West Virginia
Women's Suffrage
"A Profile of Political Activists: Women of the West Virginia Woman Suffrage Movement"

On This Day in West Virginia History: March

West Virginia Archives and History