By Cherri Gregg

By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — March is Women’s History Month and the National Constitution Center is celebrating by honoring women who shaped American history.

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Women like Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth and Ida B. Wells were staunch supporters of women suffrage, leading the charge to get women the right to vote through the passage of the 19th Amendment. The National Constitution Center is telling the story of activists like Alice Paul.

“She lead the first protest on the White House while Woodrow Wilson was there, she lead hunger strikes to really get her message across,” said Jenna Kehras, Program Manager at the National Constitution Center.

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Kehras says all month long, visitors can go on a self-guided tour that highlights how women helped to influence the Constitution with the goal of inspiring the next generation.

“You can demand to be treated equally, you can demand to have your constitutional rights and that’s what these women did, they fought for rights that they deserved,” said Kehras.

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Other programs include the new exhibit, “Heading to the White House,” that focuses on the nation’s First Ladies and their impact.