UWEC Virtual Exhibit Explores Push for Women’s Suffrage in the Valley
students curate online collection
Our nation recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which finally granted women the right to vote nationwide. Most of us are familiar with national figures such as Susan B. Anthony, but are you familiar with the women’s suffrage movement right here in the Chippewa Valley?
Now you can virtually explore this profound movement in history thanks to the UW-Eau Claire’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and W.D. McIntyre Library, which created the exhibit Vote: The 19th Amendment and the Chippewa Valley.
“I think the community will appreciate all the stories of individual people,” said student curator Emma Mabie. “They can see for themselves this is what our community looked like back then. This is what people thought, this is how they went about campaigning, this is how they went about reaching out to people, this is how they organize with one another. It adds a personal aspect, which is nice.”
Check out the exhibit at lib02.uwec.edu/Omeka/s/suffrage/page/cvvote.