German Suffrage Movement


November 1, 2018January 1, 2019

Location: Student Wall

On November 30, 1918, German women were granted the right to vote. What are the roots and who are the leaders of the women’s movement in the 19th century? What is the significance of that date for Germany, and what has happened since? The poster exhibit “100 Jahre Frauenwahlrecht—Women’s Rights and Gender Equality” sets out to answer these questions. Five posters (in English) illustrate the history of the women’s suffrage movement in Germany, with images of artifacts from different time periods over the past 100 years in German. The exhibit is located on the Student Wall in Perkins Library during the month of November and is sponsored by Duke’s Department of Germanic Languages and Literature through generous support of the German Embassy as part of its “German Campus Weeks” initiative.