WASHINGTON D.C. (CNN) – Tuesday marks the 100th anniversary of the Senate passing what would become the 19th Amendment — giving men and women equal voting rights.
To honor the occasion, the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. has a new exhibit entitled “Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight For The Vote.”
The exhibit tells the story of the largest reform movement in American history, tracing the movement from before 1848 to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.
The exhibit features handwritten letters, speeches, and scrapbooks created by American suffragists.
“The 100-year anniversary of the women’s rights to vote means so much in a time when we are discussing so many of the same issues. And so, to have this celebration, to have this reflection, means that we hope people will look to the future by looking to the past,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.
The exhibit is on view at the Library of Congress until September 2020.