Campaign for Women’s Suffrage
Create your Own Social Media Post
Photographers and photojournalists played a key role in preserving stories from the women’s suffrage movement. While Instagram and Twitter didn’t exist in 1920, if they had, perhaps ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment would have gone viral.
In this scenario, you are the social media producer in your newsroom. Your editor has given you an assignment to create a post highlighting the work of a specific suffragist. Several of the images are of suffragists who took extraordinary risks, so that women would be granted the right to vote.
Choose an image from the carousel to accompany your post by clicking on “Select Image.” Write the original social media entry and “post” comments in response. Thoughtful social media posts will engage the reader. Tips: Read the captions, use what you have learned in the case study and consider conducting some outside research.