over 100 years ago, on June 4, 1919, the 19th amendment was passed by
Congress, allowing women the right to vote. It would take an additional
14 months to ratify the amendment (August 18, 1920), with Tennessee
being the 36th state to do so. Inspired by the Maryland Historical
Trust's work on the topic, Kimberly Showell, historic preservation
specialist in CHAD (and recipient of UD’s Graduate Certificate in
Historic Preservation), created a GIS story map identifying key sites of
women's suffrage in the state of Delaware. The project as initially
conceived hoped to nominate a site in Delaware to the National Register,
as currently no sites recognize this important historical event.
However, very little material fabric survives on the landscape.
Therefore, this map provides a critical digital preservation tool to
recognize these important historical actors and events.
Access this resource at: https://arcg.is/WSaOG