The history of the movement, the legacy of post 1920 efforts to expand voting rights, & the obstacles of disenfranchisement & voter suppression today.
Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100
Conversation with ABA President Judy Perry Martinez & Law Librarian of Congress Jane Sánchez
The Law Day theme for 2020 is “Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100.” The Law Library of Congress hosted ABA President Judy Perry Martinez in the Library of Congress on March 11, 2020 for a conversation about the legacy of the 19th Amendment with Law Librarian of Congress and Deputy Librarian of Library Collections and Services Jane Sánchez. Discussed are the lessons learned from the suffrage movement, and how the work of securing equal rights for women is still a struggle that continues into the present day.Click Here - To View Video
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Mayflower Compact: November 21, 2020 Marks 400th Anniversary
Join us in 2022 for "Join In: The American Pursuit of Civil Society"
On November 21, 1620, each settler aboard the Mayflower was required to sign the 200-word Mayflower Compact--laws the settlers drafted themselves for how they, for the good of their colony, would self-govern themselves. We plan to mark the historic 400th anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact in 2022 with the launch of the Law Library of Congress' new permanent exhibit and the Standing Committee's new companion traveling exhibit--both exhibits will focus on how Americans collaboratively self-govern via association building and administration. We also will co-host a series of "Join In" theme-based programs. Stay tuned for more information.