NHBA Brings Traveling Exhibit to Granite State

“100 Years After the 19th Amendment: Their Legacy, and Our Future.” The six-banner freestanding exhibit features historic photos and artifacts and details the story of the battle for ratification and outlines the challenges that remain. The exhibit was recently awarded a 2019 GDUSA American Graphic Design Award.

The New Hampshire Bar Association celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (guaranteeing and protecting the constitutional right for women to vote) by hosting the “100 Years After the 19th Amendment: Their Legacy, and Our Future” traveling exhibition at the New Hampshire State Library. The six-banner freestanding exhibit, created by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the U.S. Library of Congress, features historic photos and artifacts surrounding the story of the battle for ratification and outlines the challenges that remain. Importantly, the exhibit makes clear that women worked to advance their own rights, rather than having anything given to them. The 19th Amendment became law in August 1920.

In an accompanying virtual event, which was recorded for future viewing, author and historian Susan Ware spoke on highlights of the exhibit. Other speakers included Linda Upham-Bornstein, PhD. and Liz Tentarelli (League of Women Voters New Hampshire).

Students from Hollis-Brookline High School’s We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Class took part in a Question & Answer session with Tentarelli and Upham-Bornstein.

Susan Ware, author and historian, spoke on highlights of the exhibit.
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Linda Upham-Bornstein, PhD. and Liz Tentarelli, League of Women Voters NH answer questions from Students from Hollis-Brookline High School’s We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution Class

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NHPR produced two episodes of it’s popular Civics 101 podcast on the 19th Amendment.