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She Changed the World: North Carolina Women Breaking Barriers

North Carolina's Department of Natural and Cultural Resources created "She Changed the World" to both celebrate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment and acknowledge ongoing struggles for equity today. The exhibition takes many forms, but users will likely want to begin with the embedded slideshow (found under "Online Exhibit"), which details the women's suffrage movement and ratification process, while also highlighting some failures of movement. For example, many branches of the movement excluded women of color, and even after the 19th Amendment's ratification, many women of color were barred from voting. Activists like Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown and Ella Baker led the charge for voting rights through a racial justice lens, culminating with the passing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 (prohibiting racial discrimination in voting practices). Many other parts of the traveling exhibition are also viewable online. This includes "She Changed the World: A Health Perspective," which discusses gender identity, autonomy, and wellness. Plus, educators will find a guide with more than 40 pages of classroom activities, and North Carolina residents can learn more about the "She Changed the World" oral history project. To share responses to the exhibition, or view additional online content, readers can use the hashtags #SheChangedtheWorld and #NCHerstory on their social media networks.
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Date of Scout Publication
January 22nd, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
December 22nd, 2020 at 6:52pm
Date Of Record Release
December 23rd, 2020 at 2:08pm
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