History Fort Lauderdale Hosts Rightfully Hers, A New Pop-Up Exhibit Commemorating Women’s Suffrage

History Fort Lauderdale, proud steward of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, commemorated the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment (August 18, 1920) with Rightfully Hers, a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives. Rightfully Hers contains simple messages exploring the history of women’s voting rights before and after the 19th amendment, and its impact today. Despite decades of marches, petitions, and public debate to enshrine a woman’s right to vote in the constitution, the 19th Amendment – while an enormous milestone – did not grant voting rights for all. The challenges of its passage reverberate to the ongoing fight for gender equity today.  “History Fort Lauderdale is committed to presenting significant and culturally relevant stories like Rightfully Hers that shape our great city,” said Patricia Zeiler, executive director of History Fort Lauderdale. “When we look at the extraordinary and impactful female leadership in office today, it’s substantial to recognize how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go to ensure gender equality.”  Rightfully Hers was organized by the National Archives and Records Administration. History Fort Lauderdale is proud to showcase a variety of annual multicultural exhibits highlighting women, African American, Caribbean, and Latin artists sharing their views of history.