Library of Congress exhibit arrives in San Luis Obispo
–After a one-year delay due to COVID-19 restrictions, a special traveling exhibit from the Library of Congress has arrived in San Luis Obispo. The exhibit commemorates the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed and protected women’s constitutional right to vote.
Presented by the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, the exhibit is currently on display at the San Luis Obispo County Law Library (1050 Monterey Street, Suite #125) and will debut at the San Luis Obispo County Public Library (995 Palm Street) on May 4 before departing on Sept.18, 2021. The exhibit, “100 Years After the 19th Amendment: Their Legacy, and Our Future,” was curated by the Library of Congress and received a 2019 GDUSA American Graphic Design Award. The exhibit is free to view and open to the public.
The seven-banner free-standing exhibit features historic photos and artifacts, details the story of the battle for ratification, highlights key moments in the suffrage movement, identifies issues of gender equality that remain today, and celebrates Black, Indigenous, Latina, and Asian American suffragists.
The exhibit was obtained by SLOCBA in partnership with the League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo College of Law, Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo County, and two private donors.
Further information about the SLOCBA can be found at https://slobar.org/