26 May Votes for Women
Debuted at Girls Scouts of Northern New Jersey’s Voter Girl event, (held at Berkeley College’s Woodland Park Campus on March 7th, 2020), Votes for Women commemorates the 100 year anniversary of American women receiving the right to vote. Ratified in August of 1920, the struggle for women’s suffrage had begun almost a century before, at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention.
This exhibit, presented virtually due to the museum’s COVID-19 closure, provides an illustrated timeline of the many steps to suffrage. The national events on the purple line can be compared to the golden line highlighting New Jersey’s contributions to the movement.
As you learn about the suffragettes and their struggles, think about what one word you would use to describe their efforts? Brave, resilient, stubborn?
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