Who Can Vote? Display
Fogler Library has been selected to host the traveling exhibit Who Can Vote? : A Brief History of Voting Rights in the United States, a display developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History with the support of the Annenburg Public Policy Center. The topic of this traveling display has been popular and the institute has received more than 140 applications so far this year.
Seven panels, located in the Reserve Reading Room, describe national events from 1787 to present. An added display case features materials available through Fogler Library and the Special Collections & Projects Department with perspective from Maine, New England, and Maritime Canada. Groups are welcome to contact us to have voting-related materials added to a table near the exhibit. All items will be on display on the library’s first floor through February 16, 2024.
Additional resources for those interested in this topic
Franco-American Center lectures Franco-Americans in Maine Politics and Voting and Franco-American Women’s Suffrage Movement and Legislators
Items on display were drawn from the following collections
Microfilm collection, Le Messager, a French-language newspaper published in Lewiston, Maine
U. S. Government publications, The Voting Rights Act of 1965
Maine State government publications, Civil Rights Issues in Maine: a Briefing Summary on Hate Crimes, Racial Tensions, and Migrant / Immigrant Workers
For more information
Contact the Special Collections & Projects Department by phone at 207.581.1686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.