Who Can Vote? A Brief History of Voting Rights in the US

Who Can Vote panels

This exhibition examines voting rights with an emphasis on the role of the US Constitution and the interplay between the states and federal government in determining who is allowed to vote. Beginning with the founding era and going up to the election of 2000, this exhibition explores the complex history of the right to vote that forms the core of our nation’s democracy. Topics include voting as a constitutional right, women’s suffrage, Reconstruction and Jim Crow era voting rights, the Civil Rights Movement, and the enfranchisement of Indigenous peoples. 


Size: Seven freestanding retractable panels, each 33" x 81", requiring 21 running feet for display.

Rental Fees: $450 for a four-week display period 

Rent Your Copy

Purchase Information: This exhibition is not currently available for purchase.

Please email exhibitions@gilderlehrman.org for more information about the exhibition and education@gilderlehrman.org for more information about The Right to Vote project.


These materials will be available once you book your exhibition: