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SPS Election 2020 Speaker Series with Cathleen D. Cahill
Join us for our first speaker of our SPS Election 2020 Speaker Series. This series is designed to connect the School of Professional Studies, and the wider Columbia community, with important historical contexts for some of the pressing questions surrounding America's electoral environment. Join us as renowned speakers share their perspectives and research. RSVP's are required!

Our first speaker, who you can learn more about below, is Professor Cathleen Cahill of Penn State University, an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer who will be presenting "Who Was A Suffragist? A more Diverse View"

"The story of the fight for woman suffrage is a familiar one. We know the names of the leading suffragists—Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, and Carrie Chapman Catt. We remember that suffrage was finally won via the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. But those facts are only part of the story. This lecture reveals the hidden histories of the Native American, Chinese American, African American, and Hispana suffragists who not only challenged women’s inequality but also fought against the racial prejudices of the age. They marched in parades, debated with national suffrage leaders, and met with presidents and other politicians. They insisted that women in their communities also deserved the vote. For some of them, the ratification of the woman suffrage amendment in 1920 was a moment of celebration. But for others it was not the end of their fight for equality. It offers a revealing look at an inspiring new history of woman suffrage."

Sep 17, 2020 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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