Uncovering the Hidden History of Woman Suffrage
Almost 100 years ago, women in the United States received the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment. As we begin to commemorate the women and men who worked tirelessly on national and state campaigns, we should consider how they did their work. They often walked a tightrope of political strategy as they worked to de-radicalize the cause while building a diverse network of supporters. To achieve success, suffragists sometimes made arguments that upheld racial, ethnic, or class stereotypes. At other times, suffragists worked to build coalitions and empower people often marginalized from politics.
This month’s Food for Thought luncheon conversation will delve into the “hidden” history of woman suffrage by comparing the movement in the Midwest and South to uncover the often overlooked, but incredibly vibrant work of suffragists to secure the ballot for women.
Dr. Sara Egge is an associate professor of History at Centre College in Danville and author of Woman Suffrage and Citizenship in the Midwest, 1870-1920 (University of Iowa Press, 2018). She received her PhD from Iowa State University in history where she studied the woman suffrage movement in the Midwest. At Centre, Dr. Egge teaches courses on women’s and gender history, food and the environment, and America’s involvement in World Wars I and II. She has enjoyed living in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky with her family since 2012.
Tickets (includes lunch): $25 KHS members; $30 others.
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