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ESC Region Hosts Rightfully Hers Exhibition: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage Celebration

ESC Region Hosts Rightfully Hers Exhibition: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage Celebration

Rightfully Hers Exhibit

With a Presidential Election right around the corner, Americans are paying close attention to the candidates and their campaigns to help them decide on who to vote for. Anyone in the United States who is eighteen years of age or older, is a United States citizen, and meets their respective state’s residential requirements, both men and women alike, are eligible to vote. This was not always the case, especially for women in the United States. The 19th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified on August 18, 1920 changed the course of history for voting in the United States forever. The amendment reads, The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. To ratify this amendment set a precedence that would affect women’s rights in politics moving forward.

Education Service Center Region 19 is teaming up with the National Archives to host a pop-up exhibition to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of this incredible moment in our country’s history. The exhibition is called Rightfully Hers and is currently in the lobby of ESC Region 19’s Boeing Offices. Roxanne Hackney, a Professional Development Consultant for ESC Region 19 tells us, “It [the exhibition] is a celebration and testament to the lives and efforts of the women of the Suffrage Movement. If it weren’t for them, Kamala Harris would not be Joe Biden's running mate.” This display is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration and 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.

This initiative is a nationwide celebration that will bring forward the importance of the generations-long fight for universal woman suffrage. This exhibit will run through October 31, 2020. For more information on the Rightfully Hers initiative, please visit the links below!

Woman Suffrage Pop-Up Exhibits Available to the Public: