The Brandywine River Museum of Art at 1 Hoffman’s Mills Road in Chadds Ford, Pa. is hosting an exhibition of little-known suffrage activists through June 7, 2020. The museum asked five artists to create portraits of 14 suffrage activists deserving of recognition but to date haven’t received the attention they deserve. This exhibit to feature women of color is another step forward. It brings to public attention a representative sampling of the tens of thousands of women activists who put themselves on the line for women’s voting rights across the nation.
EXHIBITION IN PENNSYLVANIA SIGN OF THE TIMES
In 2013 when SuffrageCentennials.com started blogging on the importance of advocacy for early women’s rights efforts, the time and effort hadn’t reached the momentum of today. The decentralized suffrage movement wasn’t understood, let alone given the attention it so rightly deserves. This activism, in many quarters, was viewed as boring and not deserving of attention.
SO MUCH HAS CHANGED WITH SUFFRAGE CENTENNIALS
So much has changed. This is in part to the extraordinary momentum built over the past decade by individuals and organizations on the grassroots. Most of such advocacy has not been funded by government or corporations. It stands as a remarkable collaboration behind the scenes. And since then, more effort and commitment has been applied to the deficit. It wasn’t long ago that the entire movement was dismissed as less than significant. This included women of all backgrounds.
SuffrageCentennials.com is one example of an effort, a labor of love, to bring awareness out from the underground. There are so many exhibits and programs that we can’t keep track of them. That wasn’t true back in 2013 when the campaigning of SuffrageCentennials began.
HAPPY WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH!
Keep the announcements and exhibit notices coming! Remember Inez Milholland, the US suffrage martyr, who gave her life for women’s voting rights. Find out news updates about Inez at InezMilhollandCentennial.com
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