In collaboration with the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong & Macau, the Main Library of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) presents the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in America exhibition from July 26 to August 27, 2021.
2020 was the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in America. Curated and created locally, the exhibition on “100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in America” tells the lives of eight notable suffragists in the movement: Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Church Terrell, Daisy Lampkin, Carrie Chapman Catt, Lucy Stone, Sojourner Truth, and Lucretia Mott. Beginning in the mid-19th century, successive generations of women’s suffrage supporters worked tirelessly to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change in the Constitution – guaranteeing women the right to vote. By spotlighting these eight figures who played key roles in the struggle for women’s suffrage, this exhibition celebrates the countless women who fought for greater equality. Along with text panels, artwork, a timeline display, and period dress costumes and accessories, this exhibition offers an immersive experience for visitors.
To complement the exhibition, the Libraries has arranged a display of books from its collection on women’s suffrage. Please come and discover more about this inspiring exhibition and the history it shares.
Details of the Exhibition
Date: July 26 to August 27, 2021
Venue: 2nd Floor Exhibition Area, Ingenium, Main Library, the University of Hong Kong
Time: During Main Library Opening Hours
Closed on Public Holidays
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