The early twentieth century saw shifting understandings of women’s roles in and outside of the home. Suffragettes advocated for women’s active involvement in civic society and politics while anti suffragettes believed their roles should be contained within the domestic sphere. This exhibit explores the leaders and organizations of the women’s rights movement, as well as the issue environments that came in their wake, including political, welfare, racial, and educational reforms.

Exhibit by Kailey Joy McAlpin. Fact checked by Kristin Nielsen.