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Sherburne History Center Announces New Exhibit to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

{Becker, MN} On 30 July 2020, the Sherburne History Center will host a new popup exhibition from the National Archives, Rightfully Hers, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. 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. This exhibit runs through 25 November 2020.

Rightfully Hers co-curator Jennifer N. Johnson states:

"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.”

The Sherburne History Center’s website includes a three-part virtual exhibit entitled: Suffrage: Votes For Women - Women Vying for the Right to Vote in Sherburne County, Minnesota and the United States: 1919-1920.
 


Visit the Sherburne History Center: Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information contact us at (763) 261-4433 or online at www.sherburnehistorycenter.org.

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-long fight for universal woman suffrage. The exhibition is presented in part by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, and Denise Gwyn Ferguson.

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