Rise Up Sisters!

Rise Up Sisters!

On display 11 November – 28 November, 2020

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) and the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) have collaborated with the support of CTHumanities for this traveling exhibition.

This display chronicles the diverse group of Connecticut women who were instrumental in the movement for woman suffrage. The banners tell many different stories, from the Smith sisters of Glastonbury who spoke up about injustices against women and helped to spark others to follow in their footsteps, to Alice Paul, who put her life on the line to force the issue on a national level and whose tenacity helped to sway public opinion in the final hours.

These banners are also available for loan free of charge to libraries, schools, civic groups, women’s groups, and other organizations across the state.

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