In order to commemorate the ratification of the nineteenth amendment, The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College featured an exhibit titled "Votes for Women: Taking Our Place in Politics". The exhibit took place from February 7, 2019 to June 1, 2019.
Stephanie Hallock, Professor of Political Science and Coordinator for Global Education and Engagement, HCC
Gina Calia-Lotz, Instructional Services Librarian, HCC
This exhibit was inspired by the campaign for women’s suffrage in the United States, the 100th anniversary of the final pushes in the Senate for the 19th Amendment, and the ratification nationally of women’s right to vote. Alliances formed for and against women’s suffrage reveal important divisions in American society in the first part of the 20th century, with roots before the Civil War, and branches that continue to this day. Votes for Women explores women’s sphere as it expands to include political office, considers the changing understandings of civic virtue, and reveals difficult choices that political movements must make in pursuit of their goals. Throughout, it highlights topics with a contemporary resonance: women’s position in society, social protest, racial divisions, and political engagement.
"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."