Race, Sex, and the 19th Amendment: Cautionary Tales and Models—An Intersectional Suffrage Centennial Zoom Panel Discussion
Hosted by PVCC: Division of Humanities Fine Arts and Social Sciences, Civic Sense, and One Book
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In 1787, our Constitution was inscribed with explicit and implicit exclusions and privileges based on race and sex. As a result, the struggles of African Americans and women for equality have run parallel to one another, overlapped, been in dialogue, and often existed in tension. This zoom panel discussion will focus on how the content of the U.S. Constitution shaped the suffrage movement and offer examples of suffragists and feminists, Black and White, who struggled to win women the constitutional right to vote and exercise that right at the intersection of institutional racism and sexism during the 19th and 20th century. What historical models of effective intersectional feminist activism exist? From whose mistakes can we learn?
PVCC Moderators and Panel Organizers:
Dr. Jennifer Tomás, History
Connie Jorgensen, Political Science and Civic Engagement
Liette Gidlow of Wayne State University, Historian, Author.
Nneka Dennie of Washington & Lee University, Historian, Author.
Lorraine Gates Schuyler, Historian, Author.
Brent Tarter, Library of Virginia, Historian, Editor, Author.