Although the 19th Amendment declared that the right to vote cannot be denied on the basis of sex, it did not guarantee voting access. Citizenship laws, poll taxes, threats, and violence barred African American, Latina, Native American, Asian American, immigrant, and poor women.
An exhibition of the SmithsonianNational Portrait Gallery, Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence featured more than 120 portraits and objects spanning 1832 to 1965 that explore the American suffrage movement. Leading up to the centennial of the 19th Amendment, this exhibition seeks to tell a more complete story of the movement through portraits of women who represent different races, ages, and fields of endeavor.
Now is the moment for students to become the leaders the world needs. Peace First is launching the Black Unity Initiative for Leadership Development (B.U.I.L.D.) program for Black leaders aged 13–25. Throughout the program, participants will receive a $250 stipend, peer mentorship, personalized coaching, skills-based workshops for social change, and more.
The Global Oneness Project has announced its second studentphotography contest, The Artifacts in Our Lives. Each submission must also include a photographer’s statement and take into consideration how the artifact tells a bigger story about our common humanity.
Finding the right words to discuss race and racism with children can be challenging, but images can help. An article written by members of the Youth and Families team in the Art Institute of Chicago offers ideas about how to use picture books and artworks to talk about race and affirm children’s identities.