January 31, 2020
10701 Livingston Rd
Fort Washington, MD 20744
301-203-6070; TTY 301-699-2544
Black Women & Politics: To the Ballot and Beyond
Friday, January 31, 2020
The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects the right of women to vote. In honor of this historical milestone, the Annual Black History Month Exhibition looks at the history of black women in the fight for suffrage and beyond. From black women leaders in the antebellum suffrage movement to the election of the first black woman as County Executive in Prince George’s County, this exhibit explores the multiple ways that black women have engaged in electoral politics before and after gaining the right to vote. Looking at both the local and national levels, this exhibit uncovers and celebrates the myriad roles black women have played in the arena of politics from organizers and strategists to party leaders and office holders, all in spite of societal limitations placed upon them due to their gender and race.
This exhibit is curated by the M-NCPPC Black History Program. Guided tours are available for schools and community groups.