Rogers State University Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment with Poster Exhibition

poster of women in history

Rogers State University joins the Smithsonian Institution in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment with Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence. The poster exhibition explores the complexity of the women’s suffrage movement and the relevance of this history to Americans’ lives today.

A display of the 10 engaging, full-color exhibition posters are featured in the Gary Moeller Art Gallery located in Baird Hall from August 17-21. The exhibition is coordinated by Dr. David Bath, assistant professor of history and political science. 

Between 1832 and 1920, women citizens organized for the right to vote. The poster exhibition addresses women’s political activism, explores the racism that challenged universal suffrage and documents the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which prohibits the government from denying United States citizens the right to vote based on gender.

“Positive change takes time and lots of work, but it does happen,” Bath said.

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. The project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.

SITES reaffirms the Smithsonian’s role as keeper of America’s treasures. SITES offers exhibitions to museums, libraries, science centers, historical societies, community centers, botanical gardens, schools, and other institutions across the nation.

Printed copies of the 10 engaging, full-color exhibition posters are on display in the Gary Moeller Art Gallery from August 17-21 on the RSU Claremore campus or visit the online exhibition at