[PAST EVENT] W&M Women at the Valentine Museum

January 21, 2020
5:30pm - 8pm
The Valentine Museum, 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219
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Join us for a compelling evening at the Valentine Museum where Christina Keyser Vida ’05, Elise H. Wright Curator of General Collections, will provide insights into the brand-new exhibit, #BallotBattle: Richmond’s Social Struggle for Suffrage. Come learn about Virginia’s rich history in the state capitol and enjoy an evening of camaraderie and conversation among W&M Women. Beer/Wine and heavy appetizers included. Please RSVP no later than January 14, 2020.

#BallotBattle: Richmond's Social Struggle for Suffrage

Exhibit at the Valentine Museum: Nov 21, 2019-Sep 7, 2020

To highlight the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, #BallotBattle: Richmond’s Social Struggle for Suffrage uses modern social media platforms to profile five Richmond viewpoints and the racial and generational tensions that each exposed. Between 1909 and 1920, both pro-suffrage and anti-suffrage advocates battled tenaciously, using all the platforms available to persuade both the legislature and the general public. While they could not use Twitter or Facebook, they did rely on newspapers, broadsides, pamphlets, postcards, banners, and personal accessories to proclaim their viewpoints. Just like our complicated social media battles today, the final political and legal outcome was never a foregone conclusion. Please visit www.thevalentine.org for more information regarding the venue and exhibit. 


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