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An Unfinished Revolution Exhibit
Cincinnati Museum Center – Union TerminalFree – $14.50
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New Cincinnati Museum Center exhibition An Unfinished Revolution examines the ongoing struggle for suffrage.
As Women’s History Month kicks off, Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) announces an upcoming exhibition showcasing the courage and resilience of women who have fought for the right to vote. An Unfinished Revolution: Women and the Vote opens April 4 and runs through September 27.
Interactive exhibition elements invite guests to create their own signs and try on a suffrage sash, indicating their support. Local voting records from CMC’s collections, both before and after 1920, illustrate the impact of the 19th Amendment. Stories of women in office, both past and present, will highlight the contributions of women in our government and the laws they championed, including child labor and education laws, civil rights and prohibition.
An Unfinished Revolution: Women and the Vote examines not only the 19th Amendment, but also other amendments that address the larger pursuit for universal suffrage in the face of racial discrimination, age barriers and the disenfranchisement of felons. Interactive elements will challenge guests on what year certain groups gained the right to vote, or whether they can vote at all.
An Unfinished Revolution: Women and the Vote will be open in the William L. Mallory, Sr. Gallery at CMC from April 4 to September 27, 2020. For more information visit cincymuseum.org/unfinished-revolution.
About An Unfinished Revolution
An Unfinished Revolution: Women and the Vote commemorates the 100th anniversary of that ratification and the years of struggle and sacrifice it took to secure it. The exhibition acknowledges that the 19th Amendment didn’t extend real voting access to all women and chronicles efforts such as the Civil Rights movement that work to ensure that all citizens in the United States have a voice in their own government. Documents and objects from CMC’s collections, along with interactives and graphics, demonstrate the power of the vote, leaving guests with a clear impression of why it is worth fighting for.
As the exhibition title implies, the right to vote and the opportunity for a voice is an ongoing struggle. An Unfinished Revolution: Women and the Vote encourages guests to use their voting power to enact change. CMC is planning a rich program of lectures and community conversations, accompanied by nonpartisan voter registration drives, to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.