Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment
The exhibit tells the story of how women gained the vote in Kansas in 1912 and nationally in 1920. The story is a fascinating reflection of American attitudes and history. The exhibit is also a story of how attitudes toward women were changed by a determined group of suffragists who sometimes formed unlikely coalitions to achieve a political end–suffrage. Racism was an underlying factor in their struggle, particularly as Southern states struggled to ratify the 19th amendment in the Jim Crow South. Finally, the exhibit examines contributions women have made in Kansas because they were able to vote. The formation of the League of Women Voters nationally and in Kansas is an integral part of the story. "Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment" is a traveling exhibit hosted by the League of Women Voters of Kansas.
Audience: All Ages