Law Library exhibit to highlight history of 19th Amendment

The Joel A. Katz Law Library in the College of Law will host “100 Years After the 19th Amendment: Their Legacy, and Our Future,” a traveling exhibit that honors the women’s suffrage movement.

The exhibit is a project of the American Bar Association in conjunction with the Library of Congress.

It celebrates the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment with historic photos and artifacts, and it provides details about the story of the battle for ratification and its influence on subsequent movements related to equal rights.

The display also gives focus to the challenges that remain. 

College of Law Library Dean Scott Childs said the library was scheduled to host the display during 2020 but postponed it hoping that it might draw more visitors during this academic year.  

“The 19th Amendment guaranteed that women throughout the United States would have the right to vote on equal terms with men,” Childs said. “We’re happy to be able to share this important piece of our nation’s history with students and the broader community.” 

The exhibit, which was awarded a 2019 GDUSA American Graphic Design Award, will be on display Aug. 13 – through Aug. 26 in the Joel A. Katz Law Library on the first floor of the College of Law at 1505 Cumberland Ave. in Knoxville.