Join Vulcan Park and Museum from January 17, 2020 – January 3, 2021 as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration. The exhibit and programming will examine the specific challenges faced by suffragists in Birmingham and analyze the racial issues that caused the suffrage movement to be a primarily white campaign. Also, It will explore the efforts of black men and women to achieve the right to vote. Topics covered will inspire visitors to tie the challenges of the movement to current events, bringing to light the fact that women are increasingly running for public office, and highlighting the various groups who are working to maintain and establish voting rights. Shining a light on the suffrage movement will remind us of the ones who fought hard to establish the 19th amendment and will instill a sense that we should value and use the right to vote.
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