In 2020, the American Bar Association and the Law Library of Congress’ special traveling exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s constitutional right to vote has more than 100 stops on its schedule.
The ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress unveiled “100 Years After the 19th Amendment: Their Legacy, and Our Future” at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco in August. Curated by the Library of Congress, the six-banner free-standing exhibit, which received a 2019 GDUSA American Graphic Design Award, features historic photos and artifacts, detailing the story of the battle for ratification and outlining the challenges that remain.
In February alone, the exhibit will be on display at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Little Rock; New Jersey State Bar Association in New Brunswick; St. Mary’s University Law Library in San Antonio; City Hall of Portland, Ore.; University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia; Louisiana State University Law Center in Baton Rouge; Suffolk University Law School in Boston; Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, Calif.; the ABA Midyear Meeting in Austin, Texas, and the 2020 ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago; among other venues.
The exhibit is one way the ABA is marking the centennial of women’s right to vote. Other resources include digital tool kits to help support public and student programming; free streaming videos that can be used for commemoration events and programs; information on displaying the traveling exhibit; links to other organizations planning commemoration activities; state anniversary dates; interesting facts about the 19th Amendment and the battle for full suffrage; and a gallery of 19th Amendment images and photos.