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African American Women in the Suffrage Movement and the Battle for the Vote
What role did African American women play in the suffrage movement, and what were the barriers they faced? Join us for a panel discussion as we discuss their stories, challenges, achievements, and what they confronted in the battle for the vote. Moderated by Scott Abbott, Social Studies Director, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), panelists include A’Lelia Bundles, author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker; Shirley Moody-Turner, Professor of African American Studies, Pennsylvania State University; Elsa Barkley Brown, Professor of History and Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, and others.
Presented in celebration of the exhibition at the National Archives, Rightfully Hers.
Presented in partnership with the 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative.
Virtual Gallery Talk: Circus and Suffrage
Jennifer Lemmer Posey, Tibbals Curator of Circus, presents a live-recorded Virtual Gallery Talk on "Circus and Suffrage: Politics, Press, and the Women of the American Circus."
Women’s Suffrage Conversation with Susan B Anthony, Alice Paul, and Sojourner Truth
Join us for a lively conversation with prominent leaders of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. In partnership with AmericanHistorical Theater, we present three important leaders in the history of women’s suffrage. Moderated by Dorothy Dougherty, Programs Director, National Archives at New York City, this special program will feature Sojourner Truth (portrayed by Daisy Century); Susan B Anthony (portrayed by Marjorie Goldman); and Alice Paul (portrayed by Taylor Williams).
Women’s suffrage march on Washington
Explore how the Women’s Suffrage Parade on Washington in 1913 helped women secure the right to vote in the United States through the 19th amendment. On March 3, 1913, after months of strategic planning and controversy, thousands of women gathered in Washington D.C. for the Women’s Suffrage Parade -- the first mass protest for a woman’s right to vote. Michelle Mehrtens details how the march rejuvenated the fight for the 19th amendment. Lesson by Michelle Mehrtens, directed by WOW-HOW Studio.
Check out stories of woman's suffrage in the historic Dallas Morning News database. Pro-tip: click the link at the top to search America's Historical Newspapers. Compare stories of suffrage in the news across Texas from Dallas Morning News to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.