Angela Elsworth Pantaloncini (Hilma) detail
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The Big Idea

Deeds Not Words: Women Working for Change

January 8 - April 16, 2021

Coinciding with the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States’ constitution, which gave some women the right to vote, Deeds Not Words celebrates the many ways—both seen and unseen—that women have worked for social change. The project takes its title from the slogan of British suffragettes, who decided that direct action, rather than rhetoric alone, was necessary in order to secure women’s suffrage. The project looks back at some surprising history (including Idaho’s decision to grant women suffrage in 1896, making it one of the earliest states to do so), and also at the way women give voice to power today.

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