From the Absence of Many to the Presence of All

FROM THE ABSENCE OF MANY TO THE PRESENCE OF ALL: THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF WOMEN’S EQUALITY

October 18, 2010 – March 31, 2011

In Posterity Hall

This original exhibition follows the uneven path of American women’s progress toward equality. Through most of American history, gender equality simply did not exist. Laws and social traditions held that women were not equal to men. This changed in 1920, when American women won the right to vote, the most dramatic victory toward achieving equality. Since then, from the halls of government to the schoolroom to the boardroom and even in their homes, women have continued to advocate for gender equality. Meet some of the women who started it all and others who have carried on their legacy.

This exhibition was commissioned by Drexel University College of Medicine's Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership and made possible by McDonald’s Corporation.