The Struggle to Vote: The Nation, Alabama and the South – 1848 to 1920
Exhibit Open October 24, 2020 through April 12, 2021
The Burritt Mansion’s winter-spring exhibit is in partnership with the League of Women Voters of the Tennessee Valley, as part of the League’s commemoration of the 19th Amendment’s Centennial and the formation of the League of Women Voters that was created from the woman suffrage movement. The movement began in 1848 when two women, from the anti-slavery movement, had a meeting with over 300 men and women in attendance.
The exhibit will explore the national, state and local history of the woman’s suffrage movement including the major players, controversies, and events. Also discussed is the history of the racial prejudices within the movement, local history, and the need for continued work for women’s rights required beyond the ratification of the Nineteenth. The exhibit is included in general admission to the museum and will be on display until April 12, 2021.