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Suffrage Centennial

She was heard. She fought. She won. The Road to Women's Right to Vote.

On August 18, 1920, following decades of public advocacy, struggles, and setbacks, women were ultimately successful in securing the right to vote. The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution removed gender as a basis for prohibiting US citizens from appearing at the ballot box, and on November 20, more than 8 million women cast their votes in elections for the first time.

One hundred years later, the library is marking this milestone by sharing the rich history of past efforts and exploring concepts of equal rights, fairness, and democracy.

Where are the history panels today?


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This project is supported by a grant from the United Arts Council of Catawba County.