ACC to Host Women’s Suffrage History Exhibit
Alamance Community College celebrates the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage with the “She Changed the World” exhibit, courtesy of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources on Friday, March 6. The public is encouraged to attend the exhibit on the main college campus in Haw River.
The College has partnered with the Alamance-Burlington Schools System to bring students to the exhibit. The public may view the exhibit all day 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. but 2-5 p.m. is best to avoid the large school groups.
Sherri Singer, Department Head of Social/Behavioral Sciences and advisor to the student History Club, has coordinated the project.
The exhibit will give the local community opportunities to:
- View the NC State Archives display of 10 archival documents and other items relating to women’s suffrage, including the original copy of the Nineteenth Amendment sent to North Carolina for ratification in June of 1919. Usually housed in the vault, this document (along with anti-suffrage and pro-suffrage propaganda, hand-held fans, facsimiles of legislation and political cartoons, and a suffragist’s sash) will be on campus.
- Interact with North Carolina’s Women at War, a group of historic actor-interpreters from North Carolina Historic Sites.
- Learn about early 20th Century Political Campaigns by creating buttons, sashes, rosettes, and fans.
- Vote for ACC Suffrage President. Actors portraying Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel will be on campus campaigning for President and participants can vote using ACC-made voting booths.
- Engage with ACC’s Women in Science Programs and learn about STEM careers.
- Hear the ACC Student Chorus perform suffrage period songs.
- Tour the Scott and Crystal Sutton Collections.