She Changed the World Traveling Exhibit

An Absolute Moral Certainty: The Woman Suffrage Movement in North Carolina Exhibit

The State Archives of North Carolina has put together a display of 10 archival documents and other items relating to women’s suffrage, including the original copy of the Nineteenth Amendment sent to North Carolina for ratification in June of 1919. Usually housed in the vault, this document (along with anti-suffrage and pro-suffrage propaganda, hand-held fans, facsimiles of legislation and political cartoons, and a suffragist’s sash) will be traveling around the state through November of 2020.

The exhibit, titled “An Absolute Moral Certainty”: The Woman Suffrage Movement in North Carolina, consists of three panels: “Early Efforts Supporting Suffrage for Women,” “Post-War Opposition to Suffrage for Women,” and “Suffrage for All Women.” The title of the exhibit comes from a quote out of Gov. Thomas W. Bickett’s address to the joint session of the General Assembly on August 13, 1920, in which he urges legislators to ratify the amendment.

This display is part of a 15-month long DNCR commemoration of women gaining the right to vote. Titled, “She Changed the World: North Carolina Women Breaking Barriers,” it will highlight the accomplishments of women across the centuries.

This exhibit is booked for 2020. If you have questions please contact Sarah Koonts at

Exhibit Schedule 


Exhibit Hours



November 6, 2019

3:30-8:00 p.m.

Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies
Renfro Library
100 Athletic Street
Mars Hill, NC  28754

Mars Hill University

January 29, 2020

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Southern Pines Public Library
170 West Connecticut Avenue
Southern Pines, NC  28387

League of Women Voter of Moore County and
Southern Pines Public Library

February 29, 2020

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Morganton Public Library
204 South King Street
Morganton, NC  28655

League of Women Voters of Catawba Valley 
and Burke County Public Library

August 22, 2020

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Scotland County Memorial Library
312 West Church Street
Laurinburg, NC  28352

MidSandhills Member-At-Large Unit of the League of Women Voters

Sept. 26, 2020

9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Gunn Memorial Public Library
161 Main Street East
Yanceyville, NC  27379

Caswell County Public Library

Oct. 1, 2020

9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Museum of the Albemarle
501 South Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC  27909

Museum of the Albemarle

Nov. 17, 2020


Iredell County Public Library
201 North Tradd Street
Statesville, NC 28677

Iredell County Public Library

Dec. 2020


Farmville, NC

Farmville Community Arts Council