On Aug. 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote.
To celebrate the bicentennial of this milestone event, the Museum of Florida History spent months planning out the “Beyond the Vote: Florida Women’s Activism” exhibit. Right before it was set to open in 2020, the museum closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, one year later, museum director Lisa Barton is proud of the work her team put into presenting this historic legacy despite the challenges of the past year. Barton notes that the museum will stay open for extended hours on Thursday, Aug. 26, to give the public additional time to see the exhibit, which will stay on display through Jan. 23.
“These women, whether they were fighting for suffrage, civil rights or environmental causes, stood firm in the face of opposition and challenges and persevered,” says Barton. “They worked for what they believed was right and I find that very inspiring.”
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