On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, declaring for the first time that women, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote in the United States. It took relentless activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right. This display celebrates the sacrifices, dedication, and leadership of both white women and women of color to bring about a new way of thinking about what it meant to be a woman and a citizen of the United States.
This display supplements the 2020 Richard Dean Winchell Annual History Lecture: "When Women Won the Right to Vote: An American Fiction," presented by Dr. Lisa Tetrault of Carnegie Mellon University on Sept. 17, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. at the University of Nebraska Omaha.
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