The University of Georgia’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is paying homage to the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage this spring. An exhibition titled The Strategies for Suffrage: Mobilizing a Nation for Women’s Rights is on display through July 2 at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
The exhibition, curated by Sidonia Serafini, a doctoral student in the English department of UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, explores the nearly centurylong story of how women secured enfranchisement and campaigned for women’s civil rights in the U.S. It features newspapers, magazines, books and pamphlets that demonstrate the ways in which women harnessed the power of print culture as an instrument of agency. The display recreates the visual culture that propelled women’s rights to the forefront of the national consciousness and led to the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920.
The exhibition and connected events, many of which are scheduled to coincide with Women’s History Month in March, are supported by the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and Law.