National Women’s History Museum and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises Partner on New Virtual Exhibit on Latinas in the Fight for Women’s Suffrage
National Women’s History Museum - Jennifer Herrera, [email protected]
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises - Krystyna Hall, [email protected]
Alexandria, VA—Today, the National Women’s History Museum and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises launched a new virtual exhibit, Representation with a Hyphen: Latinas in the Fight for Women’s Suffrage. The virtual exhibit, hosted on the Museum’s website, tells the story of the bicultural political engagement, experience, and role of Latinas in the fight for women’s right to vote.
The cultural background of Latina suffragists shaped their notions of civic duty and U.S. citizenship. Their fight for representation was multifaceted, combining both their belief in women’s equal rights and their dedication to preserving their cultural heritage. The exhibit shares the history of Latina activism in the United States and explores the stories of leading Latina suffragists and activists, including Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren, Jovita Idár, Maria Guadalupe Evangelina de Lopez, and Luisa Capetillo. From translating suffrage materials to Spanish to writing op-eds about the unfair treatment of Mexican-Americans in newspapers, these histories demonstrate the critical role of Latina women in American history.
“This exhibit and our partnership with Telemundo further strengthen our commitment to amplifying the voices of Latina women and their impact throughout history,” said Holly Hotchner, the Museum’s President and CEO. “With this exhibit, we recount the remarkable legacies of Latinas in the women’s suffrage movement, doing justice to the work of past and present generations of Latinas, all while inspiring future ones.”
The new exhibit, available in both English and Spanish, was developed as part of a continuing collaboration between the Museum and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises’ Unstoppable Women initiative, which is dedicated to celebrating the diverse achievements of women and championing their advancement in every sector. Earlier this fall, the Museum and Telemundo partnered to deliver voting resources in Spanish as part of Women Vote, Women Win, the Museum’s non-partisan campaign to encourage women’s political participation.
“We joined forces with the museum to highlight the important contributions of Latinas in every sector across our nation,” said Mónica Gil, Chief Administrative and Marketing Officer for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, and also a member of the Museum’s Board of Directors. “Our hope is that through these stories, we can continue to show a complete and representative picture of our Latina community, one that illustrates our shared history and reflects the strength—and resilience—that have always powered us forward.”
On Sunday, December 13, 2020, the Museum will host a free virtual walk through of the exhibit, hosted by exhibit curator Mariana Brazão, as part of their NWHM Presents! [email protected] programming. Registration for that event is available here.
About the National Women's History Museum
Founded in 1996, the National Women’s History Museum is the nation’s only women's history museum and the most recognized institution dedicated to uncovering, interpreting, and celebrating women’s diverse contributions to society. A renowned leader in women’s history education, the Museum brings to life the countless untold stories of women throughout history, and serves as a space for all to inspire, experience, collaborate, and amplify women’s impact—past, present, and future. The Museum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo, and a Revenue Strategy & Innovation unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 30 local stations, 50 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, Underground Producciones, an internationally renowned production boutique based in Argentina, as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Revenue Strategy & Innovation unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; and Universo, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.