The Nineteenth at 100

The Pembroke Center and partners at Brown share ways to explore the limits and possibilities of “universal” suffrage a century after the passage of the 19th Amendment.

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Passed by Congress June 4, 1919. Ratified August 18, 1920

Voting Rights

Universal Suffrage

On the hundredth anniversary of the 19th Amendment, countless hurdles prevent or deter women and people of color from voting, running for office, and participating equitably in political engagement. The Brown University community celebrates the progress made by generations of activists who worked for universal suffrage while taking a close look at the barriers that remain.

Use this site to:


Find events at Brown University that engage suffrage and voting rights


Find resources about the history of the suffrage movement and ongoing voting rights activism


Connect with the Rhode Island statewide events series organized in XIX: Shall Not Be Denied


Make sure you are registered to vote!