Leading Ladies: Women & Law
Mehrtägige Veranstaltung: 10.09. – 20.12.2019
Place: DAZ Stuttgart, Charlottenplatz 17, 70173 Stuttgart
Opening Times: Tue – Fri, 09.00 – 13.00 h and 14.00 – 17.00 h
In honor of 100 years of women’s suffrage in Germany and the 100th anniversary of passing the 19th Amendment in U.S. Congress, the DAZ has designed an exhibition illustrating the achievements of female trailblazers in U.S. politics and law. Voting rights for German women were granted in November 1918, however, they were only able to actively participate as voters and be elected in January 1919. As of June 4, 1919, the 19th Amendment was passed in the U.S. Senate but still required ratification. By summer 1920, 35 out of the 36 states needed for successful ratification had voted in favor of the 19thAmendment. Tennessee, where both pro-suffragettes and anti-suffragettes rallied, was the tipping point in favor of women’s voting rights. Thus, with the 36th state on board, women in the U.S. had now been given the right to vote. The exhibition depicts the difficult path women had to face on their way to obtaining suffrage in the U.S. and highlights significant historic moments as well as leading female figures in U.S. government and law.
The exhibition will be on display until December, 20th.