Voices and Votes: Democracy in America

Alison Turnbull Hopkins pickets the White House, 1917 Courtesy of the National Woman’s Party at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument

Coming to Nebraska in 2023

When American revolutionaries waged a war for independence they took a leap of faith that sent ripple effects across generations. They embraced a radical idea of establishing a government that entrusted the power of the nation not in a monarchy, but in its citizens. That great leap sparked questions that continue to impact Americans:

Who has the right to vote?
What are the freedoms and responsibilities of citizens?
Whose voices will be heard?
How do you participate as a citizen?
How do we encourage more people to participate in our democracy?
Voices and Votes: Democracy in America is a springboard for discussions about those very questions and how they are reflected in local stories. Our democracy demands action, reaction, vision, and revision. From revolution and suffrage, to civil rights and casting ballots, everyone in every community is part of this ever-evolving story – the story of democracy in America.

Selected sites will host the exhibit for about six weeks each between April 2023 and January 2024 with support and materials from Humanities Nebraska and the Smithsonian. For more information, contact Mary Yager at (402) 474-2131 or mary@humanitiesnebraska.org.

Download the application form and apply by February 28, 2022!

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Please call Heather Thomas at 402.474.2131 for more information