The 1893 Chicago World's Fair, also known as the World's Columbian Exposition, was one of the largest gatherings of artists, inventors, and individuals of the 19th century. The fair was meant to mark the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage to the Americas. Many considered the fair progressive and pivitol for women. At the time, women were not given the opportunity to present as men did during the history of the fair. The 1893 Chicago World's Fair changed that because women were given their own building for the first time ever. Women participated in the development of the fair, guided by the Board of Lady Managers, and organized female artists, inventors, and the Congress of Representative Women. The 1893 Chicago World's Fair provide women with a platform to highlight their achievements and struggles through speeches, technology, literature, and more. My Fair Lady explores and highlights the The Woman's Building and the Congress of Representative Women, a week long event where women from all backgrounds were able to discuss matters of gender, rights, race, education, and many other topics.  

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