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.
- 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Primary Documents in American History – This guide provides access to digital collections at the Library of Congress, external websites, and print materials related to the amendment.
- Digital Public Library of America – Primary Source Set on 15th Amendment
- Between Two Worlds: Black Women and the Fight for Voting Rights – from the National Park Service