December 22, 2020 (Concord, NH)
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 bringing the “100 Years After the 19th Amendment: Their Legacy, and Our Future” traveling exhibition to the New Hampshire State Library in November 2020. 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 Q&A with Tentarelli and Upham-Bornstein.
Visit https://vimeo.com/486813707 to watch.
About The New Hampshire Bar Association
The New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA; nhbar.org) is a-profit 501(c)(6) court-mandated organization. As a unified bar, all attorneys licensed to practice in the state and NH judges must belong to the NHBA and pay annual dues. The NHBA’s programs and activities are designed to serve the needs and interests of its membership, the public and the administration of justice. The NHBA is located at 2 Pillsbury St, Concord, NH 03301.