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19th Amendment turns 100 this year, we plan to celebrate women's right to vote!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020   (0 Comments)
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The 19th Amendment, which provides women the right to vote, turns 100 this year, and we plan to celebrate! Please see a list of events below.

Reception for All

Join us for a kick-off reception at the Duval County Courthouse! The U.S. Navy Band will entertain us, historic voting buttons will be distributed, patriotic food will be served, Dean Laura Rosenbury of UF Law will provide remarks, the 19th Amendment Traveling Exhibit will be unveiled, and student-art-contest entries will be displayed for viewing and voting. Attendees are encouraged to bring children and teens to this fun and informative celebration.

Duval County Courthouse (Atrium)

Tuesday, March 24, 5:19 to 6:30 p.m.

Please register your attendance here:


Historic Reenactment of the Trial of Susan B. Anthony & Luncheon

High schoolers from around the county will enjoy watching real actors and actresses perform a historic reenactment of the trial of Susan B. Anthony, who was prosecuted and found guilty of illegal voting on June 17, 1873. Following the reenactment, the high schoolers will join lawyers from the Chester Bedell American Inn of Court and the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates for lunch and a roundtable discussion about the trial and voting rights.

Duval County Courthouse (Courtroom 407)

Thursday, March 26, 10:00 to 1:00 p.m.

This event is reserved for highschool students, chaperones, and participating lawyers.


Traveling Exhibit and Poster-Contest Entries

Please visit the atrium area of the Duval County Courthouse to view the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress’s 19th Amendment traveling exhibit titled, “100 Years After the 19th Amendment: Their Legacy, and Our Future.” The six-banner free-standing exhibit features historic photos and details the story of the battle for ratification and outlines the challenges that remain. The exhibit was recently awarded a 2019 GDUSA American Graphic Design Award. While there, check out and vote on student entries to the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Law Day Poster Contest.

Duval County Courthouse (Atrium)

Monday, March 23 to Friday, April 3

Visit the exhibit and poster-contest entries at your leisure. No registration is required. Groups interested in a guided tour by volunteers with the League of Women Voters of Jacksonville/First Coast may contact Jodi Wiles at



For inquiries about any of the events, please contact Jodi Wiles at

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