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Liberty Awakes: When Women Won the Vote in Washtenaw County co-sponsors museum exhibit on women's voting rights

It took almost a century of courage, conflict and creativity for American women to win the vote. That epic struggle, known as Woman's Suffrage, culminated 90 years ago with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Just two years before, in a special election, Michigan and Washtenaw County male voters had granted women the right to vote. This polarizing quarrel ignited a fiery debate about the role of women in the governing of a democracy.  It also raised ethical issues as relevant and rousing today as they were in the early 20th century.

And so, when the League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area, in conjunction with the Washtenaw County Historical Society, decided to mount an exhibit highlighting the local suffrage movement, it seemed entirely within the mission to assume a major role in creating it. So we did. The result? 

Liberty Awakes: When Women Won the Vote in Washtenaw County

And Liberty Awaits!  So why not go and see her?

Exhibit Dates: Saturday, January 8, 2011 to Sunday, February 27, 2011 

Where: The Museum on Main Street, 500 North Main Street in Ann Arbor 

Parking: None at the Museum, but many spaces available around the Farmer's Market and in Kerrytown