On Her Own Wings: Oregon Women and the Struggle for Suffrage
— an exhibit that explores the history of voting rights in Oregon and the United States. The exhibit covers the early republic to the present, but its focus is on the tumultuous opening of the 1900s. Beginning decades earlier, Oregon suffragists battled for a woman’s right to vote. They fought until their efforts were recognized in the 1912 state suffrage proclamation and the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Still, it would be years before Native American and Asian American women were granted the right to vote. The exhibit showcases people, events, and symbolism crucial to this cause, as well as the entrenched powers acting to prevent access to the vote.
— Follow how changes happened over time
— Explore some of the key events related to woman suffrage
— Get to know some of the important players in the movement
— Find additional information on the subject
Use the > link at the bottom of each page to move through the exhibit in sequence. Or, use the sidebar to find tables of contents for each section.