Our Story: Portraits of Change is an interactive photo mosaic and art installation depicting a portrait of suffragist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells. Created by artist Helen Marshall of the People’s Picture, commissioned by the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, and produced by Christina Korp, Purpose Entertainment, Our Story commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote in the United States. From August 24-28, a 25 ft by 40 ft (1,000 square feet) installation of the photo mosaic will be on display at Union Station in Washington, DC.
The final portrait is made up of thousands of photos telling myriad stories of the suffrage movement. In the online mosaic, you can zoom in, click on the 100 portraits and stories, and find out more about the many programs and events happening nationwide to commemorate the suffrage centennial in 2020.
Because of HER STORY - Smithsonian
To create a more equitable and just American society, the Smithsonian American Women’s
History Initiative will create, disseminate, and amplify the historical record of the
accomplishments of American women.
HER STORY 100 - A Celebration of the Women’s Vote Centennial
100 years ago women won the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment. Many of
the stories about those women are not widely known. HER Story 100 is meant to celebrate by
projecting a diverse group of women from the suffrage movement using the National Museum
of American History on the National Mall as our canvas.
Large Scale Building Projection Concept
The National Museum of American History will feature 19 women for the 19th Amendment
including historic images of suffragists and the suffrage movement projected on its surface.
We’ll tell stories that reflect the diversity of American women from the founding of America
leading into the Civil Rights movement.
A Fresh Vision of Live Event
The event will be socially distant and can be a new model of safe public & live art.
August 26, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment which guaranteed and protected women's constitutional right to vote nationwide.
We have created an original experience called “Look Up To HER at Mount Rushmore” to commemorate the Women’s Vote Centennial by adding women to Mount Rushmore for a temporary installation in partnership with the National Park Service at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Senator Thune, the Mount Rushmore Society and with support by the official Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission. We will showcase women from history who we look up to as examples of what we strive to be.
This will be a once-in-a-lifetime shared celebration. Nothing like this has ever been allowed at Mount Rushmore, which is why the “Look Up To HER at Mount Rushmore” experience will be viewable online as well, to allow the whole world to take part in this historic commemoration.