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Women's Suffrage: Welcome

Subject guide as a companion to the exhibit at the Hays-Heighe House in February to mark the occasion of the 100 year anniversary of the nineteenth amendment.

Votes for Women: Taking our Place in Politics

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.

‚ÄčExhibit Curators

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. 

Nineteenth Amendment

"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."

Three suffragists cast votes in NYC

[Three suffragists casting votes in New York City(?)]

New York City suffragist parade

Protest

Help us to win the vote