When Women Changed the World by Voting

A centerpiece of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative “Because of Her Story,” is a new exhibition outlining the more than 80-year women’s suffrage movement. It is part of the larger struggle for equality that continued through the 1965 Civil Rights Act and arguably lingers today. Curator Kate Clarke Lemay: “‘Votes for Women’ is as much a study of the Constitution as it is a long social history of the activism of largely forgotten women. … who challenged norms to place women’s empowerment at the center of America’s promise of equality for all.” The catalog is published in collaboration with Princeton University Press. Through Jan. 5, 2020 at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. npg.si.edu