Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change
August 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted many women the right to vote. This major victory was only the beginning for women’s activism. To commemorate this anniversary, the Ohio History Connection built an exhibit meant to travel the state throughout 2020. It is not currently possible for Ohioans to view this exhibit in person, so we invite you to view this exhibit in a new way.
Ohio Women Vote: 100 Years of Change commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and celebrates the century of women’s activism that followed. The exhibit poses ten questions (seen on the sidebar to your left) to historic and contemporary Ohio women in activism. Their answers help the viewer learn that the 19th Amendment was not the end of women’s activism, it was the beginning. Voting enabled women to further their education, pursue careers, change laws, create social service and cultural organizations, and run for office themselves.
We invite you to explore this exhibit from the comfort of your own home, and, if you've seen it before, explore it in new ways. Click the links througout to learn more about the featured images, view full length oral history interviews, or see related blog posts.
No force could ever stop the women you will see featured in this exhibit, so there's no way we could let anything stop their stories from reaching you. Enjoy!