Texas Women and The Vote

On June 28, 1919, Texas was the ninth state in the United States, and the first in the South, to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The federal amendment became law in August of 1920.

From June 2019- August 2020 marks the centennial of the series of events that lead to this milestone in women’s history.

Join TSHA in commemorating the importance of the many generations of Texas women who fought for the right to vote leading up to and following the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Read the newly revised Handbook of Texas article on “WOMAN SUFFRAGE.”

Visit the Texas Women’s History Dedication Page and Leave a Message on the Virtual Dedication Wall in honor or memory of someone important to you and/or a historic Texas woman who inspires you.

Download the free eBook, Texas Women and the Vote, which includes dozens of entries on Texas women whose stories intertwine with the history of Texas women’s voting and election history from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Read more about almost two centuries of Texas women’s voting and election history that lead up to and followed the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment as part of a long voting rights movement using the selected links below. Check back for updates and new additions over the next 14 months.