A project of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, the exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment with historic photos and artifacts—mainly from the Library of Congress—as well as details about the story of the battle for ratification and its influence on subsequent movements related to equal rights. The exhibit was recently awarded a 2019 GDUSA American Graphic Design Award.
“The centennial anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment gives state and local bar associations, lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, educators and civic organizations the opportunity to celebrate 100 years of women’s constitutional right to vote, to educate the public about the Nineteenth Amendment and the battle for women’s suffrage, and to promote law that ensures women’s full and equal exercise of their right to vote and to participate in our democracy,” says the ABA.
The LSU Law Library will host the traveling exhibit through Tuesday, Feb. 25. It will then head to the LSU Women’s Center through Friday, Feb. 28.
The traveling exhibit has been making its way across the U.S. since August, and it will eventually visit all 50 states. The Nineteenth Amendment was officially adopted on Aug. 26, 1920, marking the culmination of a decades-long movement for women’s suffrage at both state and national levels.