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Join the Movement!
The journey towards the American woman’s enfranchisement, spanning the late 19th century into the early 20th century, was persistently defined by a spirit of female courage, perseverance, and loud mobilization. The Women’s Museum of California, in breathing new life into its suffrage exhibit, would like to give greater due to the activists who lived this movement through two general lenses: firstly, through the stories of individual suffragists themselves, and secondly, through the greater narratives of the movement at the state and national levels, as well as within communities of color. This exhibit will encourage viewers to place themselves within the legacy of a fight against the gendering of civil rights. Each section of the exhibit will provide a story arc created from materials extracted from the generous Alice Park Collection within the Museum archives, and will expound upon the struggle for fostering political discourse that validated women as public voices with a right to the vote.