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CoCA presents What Stories Would the Unintended Beneficiaries Tell

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What Stories Would the Unintended Beneficiaries Tell takes a new look at equity, equality, our collective history, and the erasure of marginalized history.

The Center on Contemporary Art Seattle (CoCA) presents What Stories Would the Unintended Beneficiaries Tell (WSWUBT), an exhibition featuring artists Monyee Chau, Bonnie Hopper, Lisette Morales, Charly ‘Carlos’ Palmer, and Carletta Carrington Wilson. WSWUBT is a group exhibition that encourages artists to peel back the layers of white-washed history and examine the 19th Amendment, a non- inclusive historical moment, through new perspectives that cannot be ignored or erased.

On Aug. 18th, 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified. It stated, “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex”. This in effect gave every female citizen the right to vote under the Constitution, although in reality it only

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