Women in line to vote, c 1929. The right to vote and be represented in government is one of the most important universal rights of humanity. There is no other basic right that defines emancipation, liberation, and citizenship more than the ability to ballot for what you believe. Using historic artifacts, video, and photographs from local collections – including our own – this exhibit will highlight milestones of voting rights for, among others, men, women, immigrants, and people of color in Washington County and Minnesota while critically examining social and political contexts.
Native Americans Weren't Guaranteed the Right to Vote in Every State Until 1962
Native people won citizenship in 1924, but the struggle for voting rights stretched on much longer.