Prejudice & Pride: The Fight to Vote
“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.”
– 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, 1920
This year is the Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment protecting a woman’s right to vote. It was a great victory in a long battle to gain suffrage for women. Yet, in 1920, the situation was far from equitable. Even as we celebrate the 19th Amendment, it is important to recognize that the amendment did not address the systemic barriers preventing most immigrants, the poor, or Black, Indigenous, and People of Color from voting.
Therefore, this exhibit highlights key events leading to the ratification of the 19th Amendment as well as examples of the ongoing struggle for voting rights in the United States of America.
This experimental online exhibit is presented in a timeline format and is a complement to the Museum’s in-person exhibit. Some of the elements of the timeline feature artifacts that are on exhibit at the Museum, which we hope you will be able to visit in-person as soon as the museum re-opens.
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