Bullock Texas State History Museum presents Suffrage Centennial: Texas Women and the Right to Vote and "Sister Suffragists"
The Bullock Texas State History Museum will commemorate the centennial of Texas' ratification of the 19th Amendment with a symposium. The program will explore the movement leading up to women's suffrage, provide historical context for this era of Texas history, and highlight issues of continuing relevance today. Panelists include Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, Distinguished Professor of Digital Humanities and History at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Rachel Gunter, Professor of History at Collin College in Plano, and Celina Stewart, Director of Advocacy and Litigation at the League of Women Voters.
During the program, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the Museum's newly unveiled gallery space, "Sister Suffragists." The collection features rare scrapbooks, speeches, letters, posters, pamphlets and cartoons, as well as a selection of textiles that demonstrate the changing roles of women in American society. Visitors can also dive deeper into the suffrage movement and equal rights for women with interactive multimedia.