This year marks the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women’s right to vote. UGA’s Hargrett Library is celebrating this milestone event with an exhibition, “The Strategies of Suffrage: Mobilizing a Nation for Women’s Rights.” On display now through Dec. 18, the exhibit explores the women’s suffrage movement from 1848 to 1920, focusing on the visual and verbal appeals activists used to promote their message to the public.

Curated by Sidonia Serafini, a Ph.D. candidate in English, the exhibit exemplifies the decades-long battle for greater agency, one that united women across barriers of race and class while also revealing social tensions and racial prejudices that persisted in society. This is one example of the many Hargrett Library exhibitions and collections that have become a valuable resource for researchers and students alike.