Date(s) - 08/18/2020 - 12/31/2020
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County celebrates the 19th Amendment’s centennial year with this exhibition. With an online component and the video premiere of interviews for an Oral Stories ethnography project, NHM will present the full exhibition on site at NHM this fall. Rise Up LA honors 100 years of passion and progress through narratives about everyday women who shaped the suffrage movement and the political landscape through voting, community organizing, and by fighting for rights in the workplace, classroom, and community from the turn of the century through the current moment. Viewers will learn about activists through historical ephemera, activities like voting on measures from California’s 1920 fall ballot, exploring at-home activities from sign-making to a DIY Oral Story interview, and registering to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections. The online component of Rise Up LA: A Century of Votes for Women, will be live on August 18 at https://nhm.org/rise-la.