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Rise Up L.A.: A Century of Votes for Women

While some women earned the right to vote in 1920, the fight was far from finished.

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- Free with Museum Admission
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On November 2, 1920, millions of women cast their votes in a national election for the first time. The political fight for women’s suffrage spanned the terms of 18 presidents, multiple generations, and lasted for more than 70 years. This vote marked an important moment, but not the end of the struggle. Visit Rise Up L.A. to find out more about women's continued fight for equality and representation in Los Angeles over the last century.

Exhibition content is provided in English and Spanish. Contenido para la exposición está disponible en inglés y español.

Woman and child look at photograph in exhibition
Timeline and wall of buttons
Man registering to vote in exhibition

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along the way, you'll:

  • Learn about women activists from across Southern California
  • See a wall of political buttons collected over the last 100 years
  • Make your own protest sign