Entfällt: Votes For Women! – The Suffragette Movement In Pictures

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In 1848, women and men met in Seneca Falls, New York, to advance the cause for women’s rights. The convention, organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and Susan B. Anthony marked the beginning of the women’s suffrage movement. They made speeches and petitioned Congress, pressuring government  officials to recognize women’s voting rights. Stanton, Mott, and Anthony paved the way for future suffragists like Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells, and Mabel Ping-Hua Lee. But the women’s suffrage movement was not always unified. Some suffragists thought only white women should exercise their right to vote. Others knew women of color also had a right to participate in electing government officials. In 1920, Congress and the states ratified the 19th Amendment recognizing women’s right to vote. While many women were able to head to the polls, the amendment did not give voting rights to all women. Native American women, for example, were not considered US citizens until 1924 and could not vote. Women who were convicted of a crime were also unable to vote, even if they completed their sentence. The exhibition focuses on the struggles of the suffragist in the early 20th century which finally was successful after hundreds of demonstrations, petitions and other forms of protest. 

Ausstellungseröffnung in Anwesenheit des Kurators
Ausstellung bis 15. Mai 2020
Öffnungszeiten: Mo-Fr, 9-18 Uhr & Sa, 11-15 Uhr
Eintritt frei
Veranstaltungssprache: Englisch & Deutsch

Carl-Schurz-Haus, Foyer, Eisenbahnstr. 62
Do, 26.Mär.2020 um 19:00
Fr, 15.Mai.2020 um 18:00