After a one-year delay due to COVID-19 restrictions, a special traveling exhibit from the Library of Congress has arrived at SLO Library in the entrance lobby. The exhibit commemorates the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed and protected women’s constitutional right to vote. The exhibit, “100 Years After the 19th Amendment: Their Legacy, and Our Future”, was curated by the Library of Congress. The exhibit is free to view and open to the public.
The seven-banner exhibit features historic photos and artifacts, details the story of the battle for ratification, highlights key moments in the suffrage movement, identifies issues of gender equality that remain today, and celebrates Black, Indigenous, Latina, and Asian American suffragists.
Presented by the SLO County Bar Association and League of Women Voters of SLO County, SLO College of Law, Women Lawyers Association of SLO County, and two private donors.