The Kansas African American Museum (TKAAM) commemorates the 100th anniversary of winning the hard-fought battle for Women’s Right to Vote in 1920 by hosting We Were There! African American Women in the Suffrage Movement from 2-4 pm Saturday, March 7.

Wichita Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and League of Women Voters, Wichita-Metro serve as co-sponsors of the event with The Museum.

“We are excited about this opportunity to recall the historic effort of African American women as they sought the passage of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago, this summer,” said Denise Sherman TKAAM Executive Director. “The program features music, monologue and a panel discussion. And that’s not even half of the day,” explained Sherman.  

“Saturday afternoon presents a myriad of opportunities at TKAAM. It’s also a wonderful way to welcome the public to our curator, Paris Cunningham’s latest exhibition—Shades of Strength & Beauty; featuring the art of Kansas Women of Color (or women with a Kansas connection) in their presentations of Women of Color as strong, beautiful beings,” explained Sherman about The Museum’s opening of its newest exhibition.

“From the time the doors open at noon, Saturday, voter registration will be available until 4 pm, along with a US Census 2020 table to answer census questions. Then there is the FREE program—from 2-4 pm We Were There! African American Women in the Suffrage Movement.

The Kansas African American Museum endeavors to make the Kansas African American experience resonate with every Kansas.  TKAAM’s vision is to be the premier place where communities come to learn or hear about the Kansas African American story presented through relevant cultural exhibitions and events to educate local, state and other visiting communities.

The Kansas African American Museum, 601 N. Water (  is open Tuesday – Friday, 10 am-5 pm & Saturdays 12-4 pm validated parking in garage across the street with paid admission. Admission: Adults $6; Seniors (55+) $5; Youth (Grades 6-12) $4; Children (Grades K-5) $3; Children under 5 FREE. The Kansas African American Museum endeavors to make the African American experience resonant to EVERY Kansan. The Kansas African American Museum is funded in part by Sedgwick County and the City of Wichita.

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