Celebrating women's history in the United States, and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which afforded women the right to vote.
Come hear North Carolina House of Representatives for the 18th District Rep. Deborah Butler speak about women in politics on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. This event will be live-streamed at this link: https://lib.uncw.edu/butler-lecture-stream
Along with this powerful keynote speaker, there will be a variety of exhibits – physical and virtual – throughout the Library, during the event, and on the Library's website. On the second-floor gallery wall, you will find images and biographical essays on “Women Who Changed the World”. During the event, Dr. Jennifer Le Zotte, Assistant Professor of History and Material Culture, and graduate History students, Kyra McCormick and Rebecca Mullins, offer a curated exhibit about birth control in twentieth-century North Carolina, and an exhibit featuring recently digitized newsletters of the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear from the Randall Library Special Collections will be presented during and after the online event.
Join us for an array of exhibits and events to celebrate women's history! And don't forget to register to vote and then vote!
For a sneak peek of some of the unique exhibit items, see Encore’s article that came out in March when we originally planned to have the event!
All of this was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) LSTA Mini-Grant, along with generous support from the Gender Studies and Research Center, and the departments of English, History, and Public & International Affairs co-sponsoring with Randall Library.
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