Toward a Universal Suffrage Exhibit

  • Details

  • 8/24/21
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. -
  • Free
  • All Ages
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  • Educational

Event Description

This exhibit documents the contributions of African American women to the suffrage movement in Iowa. 

“’Toward A Universal Suffrage’ celebrates African American women’s contributions to the suffrage movement and reminds us that access to the ballot remains as important today as it was in 1920.”

African American women played a crucial role in this struggle, advocating for women’s suffrage along with civil rights, the end to lynching and other forms of systemized discrimination. Among these activists in Iowa were Gertrude Rush, Sue M. Wilson Brown, Helen Downey and Vivian B. Smith.

The exhibit will be available to see August 23rd - 29th during library open hours.