Learn about 'Great Lakes, Great Women' Aug. 18 with National Museum of the American Sailor

  • The National Museum of the American Sailor, which is temporarily closed until Sept. 8, is offering a virtual program, " "Great Lakes, Great Women," as part of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

    The National Museum of the American Sailor, which is temporarily closed until Sept. 8, is offering a virtual program, " "Great Lakes, Great Women," as part of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Courtesy of National Museum of the American Sailor

 
Submitted by National Museum of the American Sailor
Updated 8/13/2020 3:41 PM

On Tuesday, Aug. 18, join the National Museum of the American Sailor in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with "Great Lakes, Great Women."

After a multigenerational battle, which included lectures, marches, lobbying, and other forms of demonstrations, Congress enacted the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America by stating, "the right of citizens in the United States to vote shall not be denied to abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex" thus giving most women in the United States the right to vote.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Museum technician Kim Ortega will share "Great Lakes, Great Women" a presentation that explores the significant contributions of women to Naval Station Great Lakes from its opening in 1911 through the present.

This presentation highlights several women who broke legal and civic barriers in the fight for inclusion, equality, and recognition within the United States Navy.

This free presentation will be offered via Zoom starting promptly at 6 p.m.

Preregistration is required for all attendees at www.facebook.com/events/593858784870419/.

The expected length is 45 minutes with time for questions afterward.

The National Museum of the American Sailor at 2531 Sheridan Road in Great Lakes is temporarily closed to the public until Sept. 8.

To learn more, visit www.history.navy.mil or www.facebook.com/nationalmuseumoftheamericansailor/.