This project was an opening experience to many of our students. Since Laredo is geographically located in the border between the United States and Mexico, many a student’s first female family member eligible to vote was either their mother and grandmother or sister. Many shared how their mothers, grandmothers, sisters or aunts faced prejudice and hardships in their voting journey. Patriarchal figures often looked down on women’s vote and forced these women to relinquish their right to vote. Overall, this project genuinely surprised my students and allowed them to find truth in their family’s history.