Our Best Tribute is to Finish the Work that They Began
On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was enacted adding one KEY word to the Constitution -that no one could be denied the right to vote on account of sex. Join the WNDC—Educational Foundation and its partners for an online speaker series to celebrate this milestone and the extraordinary struggle to gain woman's suffrage, and look ahead to meet today’s challenges to secure and protect the right to vote for all Americans.
The Long Road to the Vote
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 1:00–2:30 pm
Noted historians will discuss the long struggle to gain the vote for women, the political innovations and protest that characterized the woman's suffrage movement, and how racism nearly caused the movement to fail. The speakers will also address how the 19th Amendment was only part of the story. Three other constitutional amendments, multiple state and federal laws, and continuous vigilance were and are needed to ensure the right to vote and access to the polls for all women.
Now We Can Begin: 100 Years of Activism
Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 1:00–2:30 pm
The enactment of the 19th Amendment was a celebrated achievement but less recognized are the women's organizations formed by suffragists that have carried on fighting for voting rights, educating citizens, and promoting registration and turnout for the last 100 years. In this session, we hear from two prominent historians and honor these extraordinary organizations, learn their lessons and hear their plans for 2020 and beyond.
Youth and the Vote: Tools and Tactics for the Next Generation
Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 6:00–7:30 pm
Participation among young voters ages 18–29 increased in 2018 but youth still have the country's lowest participation rates. In this final session, contemporary activists will describe tools and tactics that young people and their supporters are using to increase youth civic engagement and shape the future of our country.
Register at https://bit.ly/WNDC_Suffrage_Registration. Additional information can be found at https://wndceducationalfoundation.org/ All programs are free but donations are welcome. The WNDC Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Historical Society of Washington
Maryland Women’s Heritage Center
National Association of Colored Women's Clubs
National Women's History Museum
Turning Point Suffragist Memorial
WNDC Educational Foundation
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