University Libraries Celebrate 19th Amendment Centenary with Online Event and Exhibition | University Libraries

The ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920 guaranteed and protected women’s right to vote. To celebrate, University Libraries, the Boulder County League of Women Voters and CU Boulder Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies Celeste Montoya will participate in a virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, September 15.

Photograph of Colorado’s ratification of the 19th Amendment, December 12, 1919 (Photo / Library of Congress)

Panelists Rachael Willihnganz, Jackie Alderete, Hannah Rain Crowe and Rossana Longo join Montoya. Together, they will discuss the history of the long struggle for women’s suffrage, the challenges of the years since the adoption of the amendment and the League of Voters’ “She is Me” project.

Registration is free and open to everyone. Login information will be shared via email after registration.

Before the virtual event, explore the suffrage movement in the context of the broader struggle for women’s rights through the online exhibition, “Marching towards women’s suffrage“, curated by Sarah Vlasity, CU Boulder alumnus. The exhibit materials held by Special Collections & Archives, Collections of Distinction and University Libraries chart a course from efforts to promote equal access to education in the eighteenth century to increasing calls for the extension of social and legal rights from the middle of the nineteenth century.

The panelists’ discussion will be recorded and the feed will be available on the University Libraries website YouTube page. Video to come.

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