One Half of the People
April 6 – May 25
“One Half of the People” highlights stories from American history about women’s rights and roles in our society. From the campaign for full voting rights, to expanding equality through legislation, see how those before us obtained many of the rights and privileges of citizenship enjoyed by women today.
At the founding of our country, women’s roles were rigidly defined and they were excluded from most of the rights and privileges of citizenship. Sometimes quietly, sometimes with a roar, women have redefined their roles and carved out a place for themselves in society and government. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, “One Half of the People” explores the stories of women’s struggles to achieve full citizenship. From the decades-long campaign for voting rights to expanding social and economic equality through legislation, see how those before us obtained the rights and privileges of citizenship promised to women today.