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The history of the 19th Amendment is a complex narrative that encompasses multiple perspectives and points in time. It is a testament to, and a product of, America’s founding ideals: the never-ending, quest for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and how our country adapts with each generation to address, define, and meet those inalienable rights...women’s rights, but it is also equal parts an American story of race, class, citizenship, gender, immigration, political identity, and values, and the intersections where those meet in America’s collective narrative and history. It can be found in the days of the nation’s founding and with the inspiration of Native American women on early feminist thought. It can be found in the racial schisms between universal suffrage and African American male suffrage following the Civil War. It can be found in local women’s clubs and churches where women gathered in spaces that offered them leadership opportunities. And it can be found in its influence on historic events that came after it including voting rights, civil rights, and women’s rights. It is a testament to, and a product of, America’s founding ideals: the never-ending, quest for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and how our country adapts with each generation to address, define, and meet those inalienable rights.

This project attempts to highlight just some of the stories of women in northern Utah from 1870 to 2020. There is no way, we know about all the women in the area that had an impact on the community. We are looking for others to share the stories of the forgotten women with us. The exhibit explores the themes of citizenship and activism. Winning the right to vote allowed women to do things they couldn't before and they weren't going to let it go to waste.

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