Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum closed on March 13, 2020, until further notice. The Education and Public Programs Team at the Nixon Library is pleased to remind you that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) continues to be an excellent source for entertaining content, historical research and instructional needs! Simply follow the links below for additional information:
Expanding Democracy: The 19th Amendment and Voting Rights Today
In commemoration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, this free, two-day virtual conference, offered by the Kennedy Library on Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 28, 2020, will explore the history of the suffrage movement and how efforts to broaden voting rights have evolved over time.
Archivist of the United States David Ferriero and Deputy Archivist of the United States Debra Steidel Wall will introduce sessions that will explore the origins and development of suffrage efforts as well as contemporary voting rights issues. Sessions will include:
Expanding Democracy | Congressional Leadership: Speaker of the House
Tuesday, October 27th, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM PST
Expanding Democracy: The 19th Amendment and Voting Rights Today - Session 1
Wednesday, October 28th, 8:00 AM - 9:40 AM PST
Expanding Democracy: The 19th Amendment and Voting Rights Today - Session 2
Wednesday, October 28th, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PST
Expanding Democracy: The 19th Amendment and Voting Rights Today - Keynote
Wednesday, October 28th, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM PST
Teaching about Elections and Voting
(Museum Object 2007.3.137.1; Novelty Nixon Campaign Sunglasses; 1972; Collection RN-MUS: Richard Nixon Presidential Library Museum Collection; Richard Nixon Library, Yorba Linda, CA)
Voting is a key element in civic participation and Election Day - November 3rd - is less than two weeks away! From the campaign trail, to the Electoral College, to the expansion of voting rights throughout American history, the National Archives (NARA) has new resources available for teaching about elections and voting. Please refer to the link below for more information.
Be sure to stay tuned for regular updates from the Nixon Library Education and Public Programs Team.
Please feel free to contact us at NixonEducation@nara.gov if you have any questions.
The Nixon Library Education and Public Programs Team