A traveling exhibit that brings to life the history of the women’s suffrage movement in Kansas will come to Pittsburg State University just a few days after the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.
The exhibit’s panels feature some of the historic women who led the women’s right to vote movement in the early 20th Century. Included in the exhibit information about Clarina Nichols who fought for women in Kansas for decades to ensure their inclusion in civic life. Kansas was on the leading edge, as women could vote in all elections in Kansas starting in 1912 — eight years before the 19th Amendment extended that right to the rest of the country.
The exhibit will be displayed in the Bicknell Art Gallery inside the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts from Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. It then will then go to the Leonard H. Axe Library at PSU from Sept. 4 through Sept. 11.