From Mothers to Mayors: Celebrating a Century of Women’s Suffrage

This grant supports a new exhibit entitled “From Mothers to Mayors: Celebrating a Century of Women’s Suffrage” and related programming.  2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the exhibit will chart the political challenges of the first suffragettes, highlighting local notable Gertrude Weil who set up her offices for the NC Equal Suffrage Association in Raleigh and launched the fight for the state to ratify the 19th amendment. The project will continue the exploration of women’s political activism featuring local women (from first female mayor in Raleigh, Isabelle Cannon to today’s current mayor, Nancy McFarlane) and the Women’s March of 2017, encouraging a new generation of women to participate in the political process.