Women's History Month at THE WRIGHT

March 2021

Celebrate Women's History Month with The Wright

Connect with us during our month-long exploration and celebration of women's history, both in-person and online.

Women's History Month began as National Women's History Week in 1980. This observance is dedicated to women from all walks of life whose accomplishments have empowered generations of society as a whole to achieve and excel.

Connect with us during our month-long exploration and celebration of women's history, with in-person and online events free of charge.

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Explore Our Women's History Month Events

In observance of Women's History Month, The Wright introduces a host of programs and events, some online and some in-person, geared toward the celebration of contributions made by African American women to society as a whole.

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Women's Suffrage in "Voting Matters" Exhibit

Despite the success and achievement of the previous Reconstruction Amendments, women were not included in the language of the 15th Amendment. As Abolitionists celebrated their win many shifted towards the right to vote, seeing again that a large body of the population was being ignored. These Abolitionists laid the groundwork for the Women’s Rights Movement that eventually paved the way for the Civil Rights Movement. This section of Voting Matters examines the role of African American women in securing women’s right to vote in the United States, through 72 years of fighting, with the eventual passage of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920.

I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act. It is an act that can be met with hostility, exclusion, and violence. It can also lead to love, understanding, transcendence, and community.
Janet Mock, author & activist