Women's Voices exhibit on display at Clinton Center

The Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock
The Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock

The Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock is currently hosting “Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes, Women’s Rights.” The multimedia exhibit, which traces the history of women’s rights and equality up to the present time, will be on display until April 30, 2023. 

Eighteen quilts were created specifically for the exhibit. Historic artifacts are also on display including documents from the campaign for suffrage, the Arkansas General Assembly resolution ratifying the 19th Amendment and other items that relate to women's rights. Among the milestone historic events that are highlighted are the adoption of the 19th Amendment, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and more.

The exhibit was originally scheduled to open in September 2020 to pay homage to the centennial of the 19th Amendment. However it was delayed due to the pandemic. Below is a quick peek at some of the quilts and artifacts that are on display. An app can be downloaded at the Clinton Foundation website that gives detailed information about all of the quilts and artifacts. For more details visit clintonfoundation.org/clinton-presidential-center/womens-voices/.

The Clinton Presidential Center presents the life and work of the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton, and gives a detailed look at the Clinton administration. While here you can take in one of the largest archival collections in American presidential history, see replicas of the White House Cabinet Room and Oval Office and more. The center, which is located at 1200 President Clinton Avenue, has much more to explore too including educational programs and lectures, special events, a museum shop, exhibitions and the on-site restaurant 42 bar and table. For more details visit clintonfoundation.org/clinton-presidential-center/.

This quilt, called Tomorrow is Now, was designed by Gail Sims and features Eleanor Roosevelt. The former First Lady was chair of the United Nations Human Rights Commission and in 1948 led the UN committee that drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This quilt, called Women’s Work, is by Lea McComas and spotlights 57 women in it that have fought for equality including Susan B Anthony, Hillary Clinton, Harriet Tubman, Sally Ride and more.
This quilt, called Mrs. Hamer, features Fannie Lou Hamer who was a civil rights activist for voting rights.
Historic artifacts on display at Women's Voices exhibit. This case has a sculpture of Eleanor Roosevelt which is on loan from Hillary Clinton and a draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights section with Roosevelt's handwritten notes.