"West of Crescent" by (William) Royden Card. Courtesy of the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. All Rights Reserved.
In these videos, we explore the development of Utah's identity.
Utah has a legacy of strong and politically active women. Follow the journey of local suffrage activists who brought together women from urban and rural Utah as they worked to gain—and then regain—the right to vote.
After Utah became a United States territory, many of its people faced an uphill battle to gain legal and political rights. This video shows how women, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Native Americans challenged discriminatory ideas and laws. Learn more about their long efforts to gain citizenship, voting rights, and political representation.
African Americans have explored, lived, worked, and worshiped in Utah since the early 1800s. This video highlights the experience of Utah's African American communities and the discrimination they faced as they worked toward equality. Their story is an important part of our shared history