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Topeka - Kansas Museum of History - Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment: Women Vote Learning from the Past; Imagining the Future is a special exhibit, prepared by the League of Women Voters of Kansas, on display at the Kansas Museum of History.

The panel exhibit tells how women gained the vote, in Kansas in 1912 and nationally in 1920. A determined group of suffragists sometimes formed unlikely coalitions to achieve a political end—suffrage. Racism was an underlying factor in their struggle, particularly as Southern states struggled to ratify the 19th amendment in the Jim Crow South. Their successes made it possible for women as voters to make significant contributions in Kansas and the nation. The League of Women Voters nationally and in Kansas is an integral part of the story. This traveling exhibit features photographs from the collections of the Kansas Historical Society.