Exhibitions at the American Center

The Road to Equality | Postershow

When: 2013-03-03 23:00 - 2013-03-27 23:00
Where: American Center, Tržiště 13, Prague 1
Entry fee: Volný

The vibrant posters with many historic photographs with accompanying text make a compelling and informative display.

Poster show based on the book “Winning the Vote” by Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr. was produced by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs in 2010 on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women’s Right to Vote Passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and Ratified on August 18, 1920

The 19th amendment guarantees all American women the right to vote. Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle; victory took decades of agitation and protest. Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution. Few early supporters lived to see final victory in 1920.