“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.” — The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
Beginning in the nineteenth century, thousands of women across the United States campaigned relentlessly for woman suffrage—the right for women to vote. The passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 was a watershed moment and the single largest expansion of voting rights in American history, but not all women gained the right to vote. Millions of women of color were still barred from the polls, taking nearly fifty more years and a new generation of activists to make the promise of the amendment a reality for many Americans. Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas focuses on the decades-long fight for woman suffrage in Texas with panel topics covering the national beginnings of the movement, early Texas leaders, transnational networks, anti-suffrage sentiments, segregated suffrage, and, the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.
Based on publications and historical research about woman suffrage by Dr. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky and inspired by the book Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas and an earlier exhibition of the same name created by the Woman's Collection at Texas Woman's University Library, this freestanding exhibition uses archival photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, and texts to display the struggle for woman suffrage in Texas. Panel topics include:
|Content||7 double-sided panels (24” x 47”)|
16 support legs (78” tall)
|Space Requirements||150 square feet of floor space (12’ x 8’)|
|Shipping Weight and Dimensions||Travels in 2 plastic cases:|
|Rental Period||4 weeks|
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