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African American Women in the Suffrage Movement and the Battle for the Vote

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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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 partnership with the 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative The National Council of Negro Women, the League of Women Voters of the National Capital Area, and Delta Sigma Theta Soroity.


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