She Changed the World: North Carolina Women Breaking Barriers

About the Initiative

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. Despite decades of marches, petitions, and passage of the 19th Amendment, it did not grant voting rights for all. The ongoing fight for equity continues today.

“She Changed the World: NC Women Breaking Barriers,” an initiative by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, celebrates the achievements of North Carolina women and explores the diversity of their experiences and impact on our history.

We invite you to join us by sharing your story with #SheChangedtheWorld and #NCHerstory.

For questions or more information, please contact Kaytee Smith.


Online Exhibit

Our online exhibit explores North Carolina's Suffrage story

North Carolina Women Spotlight

Online Resources

Sponsored in-part by

General Federation of Woman's Clubs of North Carolina 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina     


North Carolina Zoo Society   



Catering Works