“Get Out the Vote” Exhibit Now Open!

A new exhibit Get Out the Vote: Suffrage and Disenfranchisement in America is now open in Hornbake Library!

Get Out the Vote showcases items from the Special Collections and University Archives that illustrate the history of voting rights in America, beginning with pre-revolutionary documents and continuing through to the 2020 elections. Throughout the exhibit visitors can explore the work of organizers and organizations who worked to educate, register, and increase the turnout of voters across America. Voting rights milestones, including the 15th, 19th, and 26th amendment and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 are also highlighted.

At the heart of the fight for voting rights are the advocates and grassroots organizations who have demanded expanding the right to vote. Their individual and collective voices have driven major changes to American voting rights, moving the nation closer to the ideal of “one person, one vote.” Explore the exhibit to learn more about the work of Frederick Douglass, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, League of Women Voters, Pauli Murray, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Frontlash, MaryPIRG, Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, and more.

We welcome everyone to come see the exhibit! Visit the exhibit gallery in Hornbake Library North, Monday – Friday, between 10am and 4pm. If you would like to inquire about tours or access the exhibit outside those hours, contact us.

You can also explore the Get Out the Vote: Suffrage and Disenfranchisement in America online exhibit anytime.

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