2020 marked the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. We invite you to join us to commemorate the centuries of striving, resisting, and persisting undertaken by Americans from all walks of life to ensure everyone is able to participate in our democracy.
Today we are joined by Delores Johnson Hurt, President of the League of Women Voters Charlotte Mecklenburg to celebrate the passage of the nineteenth amendment. What better way to celebrate all the people who fought for the right to vote then to register to vote yourself? Be sure to visit www.vote411.org from the League of Women Voters to learn more.
As we continue to Celebrate Suffrage as a part of our #MuseumFromHome, please enjoy this rebroadcast of our popular conversation about North Carolina’s unique relationship to ratification. Donna Kelly of the State Archives of North Carolina shared this incredible story of struggle and perseverance as we celebrate 100 years of suffrage.
Denied access to the electoral system, women found other ways to influence politics and have their voices heard. Watch this video to learn more about the role of women in political developments throughout history.
On August 18, 1920 after hundreds of years of struggle, the 19th Amendment finally passed. We’ve created a short guide to some amazing resources, exhibits, and videos to help you learn more about this battle for voting rights.