The 19th Amendment, which became part of the US constitution in August of 1920, ostensibly gave women the right to vote across America. The battle for that right had been decades long and for some women, it would be decades longer still until they enjoyed full suffrage. This exhibit examines the story of the fight for women’s right to vote, illuminating Ventura County’s own chapter of the struggle. Today, the right to vote is just as important to the men and women of Ventura County as it was in 1920 and the community shares their experiences and thoughts on voting.
This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non- profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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