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Hop into HistoryMarch 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Come celebrate Women's History Month and learn more about the 19th Amendment and Women's Suffrage!
The 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was passed by Congress 100 years ago on June 4, 1919. Most students at the State Normal and Industrial College (now #UNCG) were active advocates for their right to vote. In 1918, 575 of the 650 students on campus signed a petition to be sent to their senators advocating women’s suffrage.On August 18, 1920, the requisite number of states passed legislation ratifying the 19th Amendment (although North Carolina wasn’t one of them), officially granting women the right to vote.
Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown, founder and president of the Palmer Memorial Institute in Sedalia, North Carolina, had a long history of pushing towards women's right to vote, even as she ran one of the first elite Black boarding schools in the American South.
Learn more about the suffrage efforts of both UNCG and Dr. Charlotte Hawkins Brown at March's Hop into History at Gibbs Hundred Brewing Company!
HISTORY IS FOR EVERYONE! We hope you’ll join us for this great opportunity to learn more about your local history and archives while enjoying your favorite beer!