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Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like

Undocumented organizing echoes three other revolutionary moments in our nation’s history that transformed the nature of citizenship: emancipation, the woman suffrage movement, and the civil rights movement. In each case, Americans—without the right to vote—successfully placed legislation on the floor of the U.S. Congress. The Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like video series delves into experiences of five organizers working on the front lines of today's movement. In their video testimonials, these organizers urge us to see democracy in new ways.

 

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Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like with artistic rendering of organizers

Women's History

Understanding women’s history is integral to understanding the American experience. Although often underrepresented in recorded histories, women helped build the United States of America of today and women will help shape the United States of America of the future. Visit our topic page to explore the historical resources our museum has to offer.

 

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Yellow and black wagon decorated with woman suffrage slogans
Woman suffrage wagon, 1870s–1920