Their Rights and Nothing Less: Women's Agency in American History

This workshop is generously sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. 

American women have always found ways to assert their rights and make their voices heard. The fight for voting rights usually comes to mind as the pinnacle of equality, but suffrage was not the only issue that kept women from an equal role in their communities. Women have fought for the right to an education, own property, and make decisions about their work and home lives. Regardless of their status or situation, women have always exercised influence in in the ways they were able.

Join us for a day of learning about the various ways American women took agency and used their voices. Explore the stories of women from the Revolutionary War period, understand the various individual rights women fought for in the 19th century, learn about the movements powered by women, and hear from historical characters from several time periods in American history.

View the agenda for the workshop.

The workshop is free, but registration is required. The content and materials are intended for social studies teachers of grades 5-12.

Lunch and parking are included. Teachers will receive six clock hours for participating in the full day. Please contact Jessica Ellison with questions.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd. W
St. Paul , MN