The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting the constitutional right to vote for women. This historic centennial offers a tremendous opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy and to explore its relevance to the issues of equal rights today. In honor of the anniversary, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress has launched a new traveling exhibit tracing the movement that not only secured passage of the 19th amendment, but also its influence on subsequent movements related to equal rights. The 19th Amendment traveling exhibit features archival images, mainly from the Library of Congress, and supporting text that tell the story of the 19th Amendment and its catalyst role in promoting democracy.
Sponsored by the Jameson Law Library, this traveling exhibit will be on display to the public from February 12 through March 17 at the Blewett School of Law’s law library during the following hours:
The exhibit will be displayed at the Community Lecture Series from 7-8:30 p.m. on February 11, 18, and 25 as well as March 3 and 17, so it will close early at the library on those dates.