African Americans and the Vote

A new exhibit, African Americans and the Vote, is now on display in the Class of 1945 Library’s Rockefeller Hall.  This year’s Black History Month theme, set by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, speaks “to the ongoing struggle on the part of both black men and black women for the right to vote.” Using primary sources, this case exhibit highlights the work of African American activists and suffragists from Reconstruction through the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

Interested in learning more about the people and events highlighted in the exhibit?  Check out the display of books from our collection or explore some of the online sources referenced in the exhibit posters.