Krista August



Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence 

Until November 30, 2020

The  Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the National Portrait Gallery have joined forces to bring you Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, a free poster exhibition celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment that secured women's voting rights in the United States. Votes for Women explores the complexity of the women's suffrage movement and the relevance of this history to Americans' lives today.

Created with generous support from the  American Women's History Initiative, Votes for Women  provides a unique opportunity for you to explore one of the longest reform movements in American history. Based on the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition of the same name, the poster exhibition addresses women's political activism and explores the racism that challenged universal suffrage. It traces the ratification of the 19th Amendment which prohibits the government from denying U.S. citizens the right to  on the basis of sex. Votes for Women  also touches upon the suffrage movement's relevance to current conversations on voting and voting rights across America.

Votes for Women : A Portrait of Persistence is organized by the  Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. This project received support from the  American Women's History Initiative.

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