‘Toward a Universal Suffrage’ Traveling Exhibit

Celebrate Iowa’s diversity and history with an exhibit about Iowa’s African American suffragists

Sue M. Wilson Brown
Sue M. Wilson Brown

“Toward a Universal Suffrage” is a traveling exhibit that honors and celebrates the contributions of African American women in Iowa to the women’s suffrage movement.

The exhibit includes:

  • Profiles of five African American suffragists in Iowa
  • An overview of African American women’s suffrage
  • A timeline and history of African American voting rights
  • A map of African American suffrage locations in Iowa

The exhibit is a collaboration between the Iowa Department of Human Rights’ Office on the Status of Women, the Central Iowa Community Museum and the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University.

The exhibit is available for display at organizations and events around the state, including schools, museums and libraries. Visit the Central Iowa Community Museum’s website for an exhibit schedule and a portal to request hosting the exhibit.


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