Suffragettes: Votes, Violence, Victory - Reception

November 14, 2014
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Cultural Events
Mary Davis Holt Gallery, Elberson Fine Arts Center

Exhibition Dates: October 27 - February 6

Reception: Friday, November 14 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

On March 3, 1913, the Women’s Suffrage Procession in Washington, D.C., marked the cumulative achievement of Suffragettes after generations of struggle. “Votes, Violence, Victory” celebrates the Suffragettes and pays homage to women for their enduring fight for gender equality.

From Sarah M. Grimke, abolitionist and feminist from South Carolina, to Rosa Parks, who took a powerfully modest stand, a movement develops and expands. Women activists, often portrayed as ambitious, radical, pushy, and unwomanly, have been less celebrated for securing many of these liberties. Ultimately, society’s embrace of peaceful change arrives through those who soldiered and suffered brave causes.

Gail Adams