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Black Women, Representation, and the Constitution
With the passage of the 19th and 15th Amendments more than 100 years ago, African American women’s suffrage became part of the Constitution. Yet the history of the struggle for Black women’s suffrage and representation is lesser known and is still developing today. Join Nadia Brown, professor of government and chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Georgetown University and Idol Family Fellow at the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute at Villanova University; Bettye Collier-Thomas, professor of history at Temple University and co-editor of "African American Women and the Vote, 1837–1965;" and Martha Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and professor of history at Johns Hopkins University and author of "Vanguard," for a discussion on the history of Black women in America’s representative democracy, including their roles as suffrage advocates, voters, and representatives, from Sojourner Truth to Shirley Chisholm. Lana Ulrich, senior director of content at the National Constitution Center, moderates the discussion. 

This program is made possible through the generous support of the McNulty Foundation in partnership with the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership at Villanova University and as part of the Center’s Women and the Constitution initiative.

Nov 9, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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