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Votes for Women: Taking our Place in Politics
This exhibit was inspired by the campaign for women’s suffrage in the United States, the 100th
anniversary of the final pushes in the Senate for the 19th Amendment, and the ratification
nationally of women’s right to vote. Alliances formed for and against women’s suffrage reveal
important divisions in American society in the first part of the 20th century, with roots before
the Civil War, and branches that continue to this day. Votes for Women explores women’s
sphere as it expands to include political office, considers the changing understandings of civic
virtue, and reveals difficult choices that political movements must make in pursuit of their
goals. Throughout, it highlights topics with a contemporary resonance: women’s position in
society, social protest, racial divisions, and political engagement.
Stephanie Hallock, Professor of Political Science and Coordinator for Global Education and Engagement ;
Gina Calia-Lotz, Instructional Services Librarian
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two weeks prior to an event.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
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Through the use of LIVE music, narration and archival video, celebrate pioneers who overcame
enormous odds and changed the course of history. Relive the legend of Ida B. Wells, Mary
Church Terrell, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Sara Winnemucca, Sonja
Sotomayor and others.
Thursday, February 7, 2019
1-5 PM | Curator Walk at 2PM & 4PM
Reservation not necessary
Thursday, February 14,2019
Lecture presented by Sylvea Hollis, Ph.D. NPS Mellon Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellow, Gender and Sexuality Equality.
Despite the familiar narrative, middle-class white women did not fight for suffrage alone.
African American women, who had long been excluded from white women’s Progressive era
organizations, made suffrage one of the many crucial causes they took up in their own women’s
clubs. Learn about these organizations and famous individuals who committed to securing
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Book discussion led by Iris Leigh Barnes, Curator of the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum.
This book is a sweeping view of American history from the vantage points of four women who
have lived and worked behind the scenes in politics for over thirty years―Donna Brazile,
Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore―a group of women who call themselves
The Colored Girls. Like many people who have spent their careers in public service, they view
their lives in four-year waves where presidential campaigns and elections have been common
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Student Center, Room 243
This 2004 historical drama film features Hilary Swank as suffragist leader Alice Paul, Frances
O'Connor as activist Lucy Burns, Julia Ormond as Inez Milholland, and Anjelica Huston as Carrie
Chapman Catt. Directed by Katja von Garnier, Iron-Jawed Angels follows the nonviolent
defiance of these suffragist pioneers and their journey to secure the right of women to vote.
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