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The Women’s Suffrage Centennial: Impact and Legacy
Press Release · Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Washington, DC

On Wednesday, August 18, at 6:30 p.m, EDT, the National Archives, in partnership with the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative, presents a virtual panel discussion of the impact of the wide range of activities that occurred around the country commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020.

Register to attend online. Watch the free program livestreamed on the National Archives YouTube channel.


PANEL DISCUSSION: The Women’s Suffrage Centennial: Impact and Legacy
Wednesday, August 18, at 6:30 p.m. (EDT)
During the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020, a wide range of activities occurred around the country. How effective were these commemorations in raising public awareness of women’s fight for equality? How has the centennial impacted the telling of suffrage history and women and minority history more generally? Has the centennial provided impetus for further social action? And how well did it succeed in telling the stories of the women before us and in creating momentum for the work still to be done? Colleen Shogan, former Vice Chair, Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, leads a discussion with panelists Karen Hill, Executive Director, Harriett Tubman House; Page Harrington, author of Interpreting the Legacy of Women’s Suffrage at Museums and Historic Sites; Rebecca Roberts, co-author of The Suffragist Playlist: Your Guide to Changing the World; and Shannon Browning-Mullis, Executive Director of the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace.

Presented in partnership with the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative, the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, the National Women’s History Alliance, the National Women’s History Museum, and the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites.

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote and programs presented in conjunction with the exhibit are made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. Additional support for National Outreach and Programs provided by Denise Gwyn Ferguson, Maggie and Robert Boroujerdi, BMO Financial Group, The Hearst Foundations, Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, FedEx, Bernstein Family Foundation, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation/Ambassador Fay-Hartog Levin (Ret.).

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