When women won passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, they did not win the right to vote - despite repeated claims that they did. Just what, then, did the women suffrage amendment do? Clarifying this history, this talk also positions 1920 as the middle of a much larger story about the pursuit of voting rights, a struggle that is today unfinished and ongoing.
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Dr. Lisa Tetrault is an associate professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University, specializing in the history of gender, race, and American democracy. She is the author of the prize-winning book, The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women’s Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898. A frequent commentator on the suffrage centennial, Tetrault also serves as an historical consultant for Nineteenth Amendment projects launched by the National Constitution Center, the Woodrow Wilson House, the Schlesinger Library, and Ancestry.com, as well as the documentary “The Vote” ( PBS’s American Experience). The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Library of Congress, she is currently at work on a genealogy of the Nineteenth Amendment.
This event is sponsored by the UNO History Department, and co-sponsors include: Black Studies, Goldstein Center for Human Rights, Goldstein Family Community Chair in Human Rights, Native American Studies, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, Political Science, and Women's & Gender Studies.