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
The year 2020 was 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.
In 2020, just before the start of the pandemic, the museum opened an exhibit in their galleries highlighting 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 thereafter.
This online exhibit was complementary to the gallery exhibit and presents in a timeline that was similar in format.
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Click on the button below to view our mini-series about the history of suffrage in the United States.