102 Court Street, Trenton, GA
Dade County …On August 11th 2020, the Dade County Public Library will host a new popup
exhibition from the National Archives, Rightfully Hers, commemorating the 100th anniversary
of the ratification of the 19 th Amendment. Rightfully Hers contains simple messages exploring
the history of the ratification of the 19 th amendment, women’s voting rights before and after
the 19 th , and its impact today. Despite decades of marches, petitions, and public debate to
enshrine a woman’s right to vote in the constitution, the 19 th Amendment – while an enormous
milestone – did not grant voting rights for all. The challenges of its passage reverberate to the
ongoing fight for gender equity today. This exhibit runs through August 31st.
Rightfully Hers co-curator Jennifer N. Johnson states:
"The ratification of the 19th Amendment was a landmark moment in American history that
dramatically changed the electorate, and although it enshrined in the U.S. Constitution fuller
citizenship for women many remained unable to vote.”
Come by the library to visit this exhibit that will be on display to the end of August. On August
18th we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment. There will be take-home
activities, cake and freebies for the whole family. To follow state guidelines this will be a drop-
in event and viewing time may be limited.
Rightfully Hers is organized by the National Archives and Records Administration. In celebration
of the 100 th anniversary of the 19 th Amendment, the National Archives has launched a
nationwide initiative and major exhibition that explores the generations-long fight for universal
woman suffrage. The exhibition is presented in part by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial
Commission and the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever,
Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, and
Denise Gwyn Ferguson.