“Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.”
Susan B. Anthony, The Revolution, Jan. 8, 1868
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which states that “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex”. Delaware Humanities will take this upcoming year to discuss suffrage, voting rights, and equal rights from the first women’s rights convention in the United States in 1848 to today.
Delaware Humanities has developed the original panel exhibit Nothing Less, which examines Delaware’s history with women’s suffrage, its unique role in the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Equal Rights Amendment, and general voting rights in the United States. A limited quantity of physical copies of the panel exhibit are available. The exhibit is also available as a PDF. To be eligible for a copy, your organization must be planning a program related to suffrage, voting rights, and/or equal rights in 2020. You can view more information and request a copy of the exhibit here.
Be sure to check their websites for specific location and event information.
Selbyville Public Library: February 7-March 30
Event: Voter’s at Last: Battle for the Ballot, March 18 at 6 PM
Rehoboth Beach Museum: February 14-28
Event: 19th Amendment Celebration, February 14 at 7 PM
Delaware Historical Society: February 24-December 18
Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm: February 28-June 30
Newark Free Library: March 1-July 1
Event: Women’s Right to Vote: A Perspective, March 22 at 2 PM
Kent County Public Library: March 1-30
Event: Suffrage: The First for Women’s Rights, March 19 at 6:30 PM
Brandywine Hundred Library: March 1-31
Event: Celebrating 100 Years: Revisiting The Women’s Suffrage Movement With “2020” Hindsight, March 10 at 6:30 PM
Lewes Public Library: March 1-31
Event: Women’s History Month Panel, March 25 at 6 PM
Winterthur Museum: March 2-August 31
AAUW Dover/Biggs Museum: March 7
Event: 100th Anniversary Celebration, March 7