The Jacksonville University College of Law unveiled the American Bar Association’s 19th Amendment traveling exhibit March 6 in honor of Women’s History Month.
Created by the ABA and the Law Library of Congress and brought to the university by JU College of Law Dean Nick Allard, the exhibit celebrates the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution’s 100th anniversary and commemorates the struggle for women’s rights.
“Students can visit as part of a class exercise or in between classes, but the outcome is that discussion is sparked, fostering conversations about these important topics with faculty and with each other,” JU College of Law Associate Dean Courtney Barclay said in a news release.
The history of the amendment in U.S. democracy and its relevance to the issues of equal rights today is on the first floor of JU’s Swisher Library.
Through a partnership with the university’s Center for Gender + Sexuality, the exhibit is now part of the permanent collection of the law library for students, staff and faculty.