We've given one of our most popular traveling exhibitions, Citizens at Last: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas, a makeover. Based on the book of the same name and an earlier exhibition by the Woman's Collection at Texas Woman's University Library, this freestanding version of Citizens at Last presents the same wealth of photographs, documents, and narrative text within an elegant new design.
The ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 ended the woman suffrage movement and represented a great victory for American women in their quest for the right to vote as U.S. citizens. Texas was the first state in the South to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment, a landmark moment for all who took place in the struggle for representation. The exhibition focuses on the twenty-seven-year campaign for woman suffrage in Texas with panel topics covering the national beginnings of the movement, early Texas leaders, anti-suffrage sentiments, efforts to amend the Texas Constitution, primary suffrage, and, finally, the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.