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November 2020

Brandywine River Museum Presents – Votes for Women: A Visual History

November 1, 2020 - April 29, 2021
Brandywine River Museum, 1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 United States
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Votes for Women: A Visual History will include drawings, illustrations, and posters from museums, historical societies, and private collections that visualize the complex political messages conveyed by suffragists. Also included will be historic photographs of marches, rallies, and the celebrated procession in Washington DC held in March of 1913. Examples of the costumes, clothing, sashes, and other emblems of women’s activism worn by suffragists will enliven the presentation, drawing comparisons between the representations and realities of women’s struggle to win…

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Brandywine River Museum Presents – Selma Photography of Stephen Somerstein

November 1, 2020 - June 3, 2021
Brandywine River Museum, 1 Hoffman's Mill Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317 United States
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The historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, civil rights march concerned one issue—the right to vote. Two thousand marchers set out on March 21 along Route 80, known as the “Jefferson Davis Highway.” After two failed attempts to complete the march, President Johnson dispatched federal and state troops to guard the demonstrators along the way to the state capitol, 54 miles away. By the time the marchers reached Montgomery, their number had grown to 25,000. Hearing of the events, 24-year-old student…

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