Thiel College welcomes Nineteenth Amendment centenary exhibit from U.S. National Archives
Thiel College was chosen to host a pop-up exhibition from the National Archives to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
By: Thiel College
Rightfully Hers contains simple messages exploring the history of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, women's voting rights before and after the 19th, and its impact today. Despite decades of marches, petitions, and public debate to enshrine a woman's right to vote in the Constitution, the 19th Amendment—while an enormous milestone—did not grant voting rights for all. The challenges of its passage reverberate to the ongoing fight for gender equity today.
"I am pleased that we can mark this occasion on Thiel's campus and participate in celebrations that are happening all over the country," Nowinski said.
The exhibit is on the first floor of the library. A book display created by Synder accompanies the pop-up.
"The ratification of the 19th Amendment was a landmark moment in American history that dramatically changed the electorate, and although it enshrined in the U.S. Constitution fuller citizenship for women many remained unable to vote," Rightfully Hers co-curator Jennifer N. Johnson said.
Rightfully Hers is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the National Archives has launched a nationwide initiative and major exhibition that explores the generations-
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