women’s rights

Meet Dr. Rita Colwell, Author of ‘A Lab of One’s Own’ (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for A Lab of One’s Own with Dr. Rita Colwell. Rita Colwell is one of the top scientists in America: the groundbreaking microbiologist who discovered how cholera survives between epidemics and the former head of the National Science Foundation. But when she first applied for a graduate fellowship in […]

Election 2020: Driving Forces and Possible Outcomes (Brookings Institute) – VIRTUAL

As voters begin casting their ballots in the 2020 election, many issues still have the potential to transform the political landscape and determine the outcome of the presidential election, as well as congressional, gubernatorial, and statehouse races across the country. Voters go to the polls with several serious policy issues […]

19th Amendment Centennial: 100 Years Later – Women in Charge of the Ballot Box (National Archives) – VIRTUAL

Join Secretaries of State for a conversation on the important role they play in the election process and the continued struggle for women’s rights. The program will include Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee (R), Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman (R), and New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha […]

19th Amendment Centennial: Ida B. Wells Program & Discussion (National Archives) – VIRTUAL

Journalist, abolitionist, and suffragist Ida B. Wells speaks on her life and the impact that African American women had in the fight for women’s rights before and after the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Following the presentation, join A’Lelia Bundles in a special conversation with Ida B. Wells’ great-granddaughter Michelle […]

19th Amendment Centennial: ‘Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers’ (National Archives) – VIRTUAL

Join a book lecture with Dr. Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Scholar and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, as she discusses her forthcoming book, “Vanguard How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All.” The discussion will be moderated by […]

19th Amendment Centennial: Family Program (National Archives) – VIRTUAL

  Join Dorothy Dougherty, Programs Director at the National Archives at New York City, as she moderates discussions with suffragists Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, and Sojourner Truth. Each woman will speak on her life, times, and involvement in the struggle for equality and justice. REGISTER

19th Amendment Centennial: ’19: The Musical’ (National Archives) – VIRTUAL

19: The Musical, tells the story of Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells, Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Inez Milholland and the suffragists who fought to secure the right to vote for women through the 19th Amendment. Join the writers Jennifer Schwed and Doug Bradshaw for a discussion and video […]

19th Amendment Centennial: The Suffragist’s Playbook (National Archives) – VIRTUAL

Join a discussion with authors Rebecca Roberts and Lucinda Robb as they preview their upcoming book, “The Suffragist Playbook: Your Guide to Changing the World.” The two lifelong friends seek to inspire young activists with the stories of the women who fought and won the right to vote along with […]