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Women's Suffrage Centennial Exhibition opens at Southeastern's Sims Library


Tuesday, March 10, 2020 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Linus A. Sims Memorial Library will soon display a traveling exhibit celebrating women’s suffrage. “Determined to Rise: The Woman’s Suffrage Movement in Louisiana,” debuts March 16 with an opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m. The free exhibit celebrates the challenges and triumphs of the women’s suffrage movement in Louisiana in celebration of the 100th anniversary of ratification of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.
     Developed by members of the Centennial Woman’s Suffrage Team at Southeastern, the exhibit will increase awareness of Louisiana’s history with the suffrage movement, especially how it began, the women who advocated for it, and the societal forces that sought to defeat it in Louisiana.
     The traveling exhibition was made possible by a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) Rebirth grant program and consists of eight panels depicting photos of Louisiana suffragists, a timeline of significant events, the movement from the African-American woman’s perspective, laws that have changed since women gained the vote, and Louisiana women who have made their mark on history.
     “Determined to Rise: The Woman’s Suffrage Movement in Louisiana” will be on display at Sims Memorial Library through March 27, 2020.
     For more information about the exhibit, contact Angela Dunnington at 985-549-3485 or at adunnington@southeastern.edu.




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