Here's a campaign to get an important American woman on the new $20 bill.
Historians often divide the Women's Rights Movement into two "waves."
The First Wave of the Women's Rights Movement in the United States is the period in the 19th and early 20th century when women and men began to fight for equal legal rights for women. Significant events from this Wave include the Seneca Falls Conference in 1848, the activism of Susan B. Anthony and the final campaign to pass the 19th Amendment. You can find more resources about the 1st Wave below.
Historians generally date the Second Wave of the Women's Rights Movement as the period from the early 1960s to the late 1970s when men and women began fighting against other forms of sexism. Significant events from this Wave include the publication of The Feminine Mystique, the passage of Title IX, and the Roe v. Wade decision.
Resources about Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Seneca Falls Convention.
A brief article about the Seneca Falls Convention.
A clear article about the Convention, including reactions to the Declaration of Sentiments.
"Not For Ourselves Alone" - a documentary about Stanton and Anthony.
The text of the Declaration of Sentiments
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Resources about the D of S and newspaper reactions to it.
Resources about Susan B. Anthony
The Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester, New York.
Susan B. Anthony's Trial for Illegal Voting
Resources about Alice Paul and the National Woman's Party
The Library of Congress Resource Page about the NWP - lots of great photographs here!
An interview with Alice Paul from 1972
The Sewall Belmont House in DC, home of the NWP
The Alice Paul Institute
Resources about the Second Wave
A great website about Title IX from the National Woman's Law Center
A short description of Bunny Sandler, the activist who is sometimes called the "Godmother of Title IX"
ESPN's article about A Hero for Daisy
Statistics about Women
Statistics about women in the US Government
General statistics about women in the US today from the Census