Celebrating Suffrage (1964)

One Saturday June 29, 1-3 p.m.

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In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment, enfranchising women as voters, passed by one vote, after a 70+ year long struggle.  There were three generations of leadership and continual conflicts follow by schisms over goals, tactics, priorities and racial inclusion.  It's remarkable that a fragile coalition of political feminists, social justice reformers, anti lynching activists and random radicals held together long enough to succeed.  They confronted opposition for Southern segregationists Democrats, Northern corporate Republicans, immigrants, Democratic party bosses, brewers, President Wilson and a majority of women.  The Amendment granted 27 million women voting rights but did not guarantee them in states and territories which found other ways to discriminate against them.  Nor would women use their right in significant ways for decade following 1920. One Saturday June 29, 1-3 p.m.

Recommended:
 
Rebecca Boggs Roberts, SUFFRAGISTS IN WASHINGTON< DC: TH 1913 PARADE AND THE FIGHT FOR THE VOTE (History Press, 2017)
Elaine Weiss, THE WOMAN'S HOUR: THE GREAT FIGHT TO WIN THE VOTE (Viking, 2018).

 

Elisabeth Griffith

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