Rightfully Yours


Rightfully Yours exhibit graphic with flags on top of Fraser Hall

"Rightfully Yours: KU Campus and Community Scholars Consider U.S. Voting Rights"

The University of Kansas Libraries are pleased to announce an exhibition of KU student and faculty scholarship addressing Constitutional amendments and federal laws affecting the right to vote. Student research from the Department of Design and the School of Journalism will be showcased as will the voting activities and initiatives of various student groups and campus partners.

Exhibit Contents

University of Kansas Libraries
1425 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045

Tommaney Library
Haskell Indian Nations University
155 Indian Ave..
Lawrence, KS 66046

William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications
1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045

Kenneth Spencer Research Library
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045

Opening reception panel:

Panel moderated by Kansas State Representative, Barbara Ballard, House Minority Caucus Chair

Panel Participants:

  • Amii Castle — ACLU adviser/KU School of Law
  • Carole Cadue-Blackwood — USD 497 School Board
  • Cille King — Co-President, League of Women Voters Kansas
  • Lois Orth-Lopes — Lawrence Public Schools, Equity Advisory Council

Opening reception images

Gallery Photographs

Exhibition Statement: 

The celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment recognizes the significance of the power of voting in America. In 1920, states agreed to ratify the Constitution and give women across the nation the right to vote after 72 years of contentious debate. However, political barriers at the state and local levels often limited these new voting rights to white women. Additional action, such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965, opened democracy to more citizens, but the battle for voting rights continues into the present. The KU Suffrage Committee, spearheaded by journalism professor Teri Finneman, brought together the Political Science, English, Theatre, History, Journalism, and Art History departments, along with the Hall Center, Dole Institute of Politics, Spencer Museum of Art, Emily Taylor Center, KU Libraries, and Watkins Museum, to host two dozen events during the 2019-20 school year to discuss our past, present, and future of voting equality.

Terri Finneman,
School of Journalism and Mass Communications,
University of Kansas

KU Department of Design "Get Out the Vote" posters

Kansas Complete Count Committee and the 2020 U.S. Census

February 27, 2020 | 11-11:45 a.m. | Watson 3 West

Tiara Floyd
KU Student Body President
African American Studies, Political Science, and German major

Opening Reception

Pianist

  • Po Sim Head, School of Music graduate student

Panel Discussion

Moderator

  • Barbara Ballard, Associate Director at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics and member of the Kansas Legislature

Panelists

  • Lucille King, League of Women Voters of Kansas Co-President
  • Lois Orth-Lopes, NAACP of Lawrence, KS Political Action Member & Education Committee Chair
  • Carol Cadue, USD 497 School Board Member, Haskell University and KU graduate
  • Amii Castle, ACLU of KU Faculty Advisor, ACLU of KS Board Member, Professor - Schools of Law, Business, and Political Science

Exhibition Content Providers

  • Teri Finneman, Assistant Professor, KU School of Journalism
  • Patrick Dooley, Professor, KU Dept. of Design

Haricombe Gallery Exhibits Committee

  • Megan Schwerman, Community Engagement Intern
  • Samantha Bishop Simmons, Undergraduate Learning Specialist
  • L. Marie Avila, Undergraduate Librarian
  • Sarah Goodwin Thiel, KU Libraries Exhibits Program Coordinator

Partners

  • University of Kansas Libraries
  • Tommaney Library, Haskell Indian Nations University
  • William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • ACLU of KU
  • Dole Institute of Politics Student Advisory Board

Coordination, Preparation, Installation and Promotion

Haricombe Gallery Exhibits Committee

  • Megan Schwerman, Community Engagement Intern
  • Samantha Bishop Simmons, Undergraduate Learning Specialist
  • L. Marie Avila, Undergraduate Librarian
  • Sarah Goodwin Thiel, KU Libraries Exhibits Program Coordinator

Events, Photography, Publicity, and Graphic Design & Development

  • Kelly Spavin, Events Coordinator and Donor Relations
  • Nikki Pirch, Graphic Designer
  • Leah Hallstrom, Communications & Advancement
  • LeAnn Meyer, Assistant Director of Donor Relations

Gallery Preparation

  • Jeromy Horkman, Director of Public Operations
  • Christen Caton, Watson Operations Manager
  • Pam Wagner, Technology Coordinator
  • John Rinnert, IT Coordinator

The Haricombe Gallery promotes the creative scholarship of our campus community, highlights the strength of the libraries' collections, and works in partnership with cultural venues internal and external to KU.