In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, UConn School of Law presents We March On - Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage, which highlights the struggle of diverse activists who fought to secure voting rights for all American women. This exhibit features a historical narrative, recognizes the efforts of the suffrage movement in Connecticut, and showcases contributions to women's equality by women at UConn School of Law.
The We March On exhibit was originally produced as six large banners, which were on display at the UConn Law Library and were intended as a traveling exhibit. After the library was forced to close due to the pandemic, this online version was created so that the exhibit can be accessible to all.
This exhibit brings to life the long and ongoing movement for women’s suffrage by showcasing many documents and artifacts produced in the struggle. In doing so, it honors those participants in the campaign for women's voting rights, the resolute women who planned, marched, addressed opponents, and picketed for more than seven decades. Facing ostracization, mockery, prison, and strong opposition, these individuals exemplified the ideology that securing the vote for women was integral to achieving economic, political, and social equality.
The accompanying We March On Research Guide provides more details about the legal background of the suffrage movement as well as curated resources for further research on both 19th and yet to be ratified Equal Rights Amendment.