Centennial Traveling Exhibit
Women’s Ongoing Fight for Equality
THE NATIONAL WOMAN'S PARTY IS RAISING FUNDS TO TAKE ITS
HISTORY ON THE ROAD AND SPARK CONVERSATION ACROSS THE COUNTRY
The National Woman’s Party (NWP) was a leader of the suffrage movement, and its founders authored and initiated the campaign for an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The organization became a 501(c)3 education nonprofit in 1997, and its historical collection provides a perfect launching point for conversations about equality. It highlights the innovative tactics and strategies of statewide and nationally focused efforts and provides an opportunity to discuss race, class, and the political complexities of the movement from 100 years ago to today.
Standing Together: Women’s Ongoing Fight for Equality explores the impact of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment and the issues still confronting the women’s rights movement today. Utilizing the National Woman’s Party’s extensive women’s history collection, the exhibit encourages visitors to consider the work that remains to achieve full equality, and to better understand the power of their own civic voice. At each venue that hosts the exhibit, the NWP and local partners will hold Community Conversations to inspire dialogue and increase civic engagement.
By elevating this story, Standing Together will contextualize the women’s movement, offer lessons from the past, and emphasize the need for political participation. The venue is set, the design is nearly complete, and we are just weeks away from installation. You made this possible. But we’re not there yet. We need your help to get through the final stretch. Your contribution today will help to engage a broad audience with the exhibit through public programs, educational material, and local promotions.
You can empower this civic engagement.