Welcome to the site for the University of Pittsburgh Library System's exhibit Voting Is Power: A Commemoration of Voting Rights History and the Continued Struggle. This digital exhibit highlights ULS archival materials and resources about the history of voting rights.

Browse our exhibit collections to learn more about voting rights in the United States. Witness the scenes of Shirley Chisholm's presidential rally at the Carnegie Music Hall. Read the newspaper articles of the women's suffrage movement that spread through the streets of Pittsburgh. Explore the history of the movements that fought for the ratification of the 19th amendment and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Register to vote and learn more about opportunities for civic engagement.

There will be a series of events during September and October 2020. Click here to learn more!

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B-PEP- "The First Year"


This transcript describes the history and impact of Pittsburgh's B-PEP, the Black Political Empowerment Project after just its first year. B-PEP was…

On the Chisholm Trail


This full page feature in the Pittsburgh Courier newspaper features photographs taken during the Presidential campaign rally for Congresswoman Shirley…

Women's Suffrage LibGuide

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This guide provides resources for research on key events and people in the Suffrage movement beginning in 1776 and leading up to the 19th Amendment.