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Rightfully Hers

A century ago the United States ratified the 19th amendment, prohibiting voter discrimination based on sex. Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote, a project of the National Archives Foundation, commemorates the ratification. The exhibition features nearly 100 items, including political cartoons and postcards, petitions and legal documents, and pictures and quotes from women who shaped the movement. In doing so, it seeks to show the movement in a way "that look[s] beyond suffrage parades and protests to the often overlooked story behind this landmark moment in American history." While the physical exhibition is located at the Lawrence F. O'Brien Gallery at the National Archives Museum, many of its items are on digital display through this online portal. Select records are embedded at the link above, as well as links to related resources, including: "Road to Ratification" (a state-by-state exploration of the ratification process), external lesson plans, and a 19th amendment-themed youth art competition. The remainder of the records are accessible by clicking the "More Records" box (located below Featured Records). Here, users can select an online exhibition to view (primarily categorized into five questions such as "What was the 19th Amendment's Impact?" and "Why Did Women Fight for the Vote?"). Users will also find an introductory video from the exhibit's curator, Corinne Porter. A variety of sponsors supported the exhibition, including the National Archives Foundation and Unilever.
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Date of Scout Publication
July 3rd, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
June 19th, 2020 at 11:25am
Date Of Record Release
June 22nd, 2020 at 8:13am
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