While the 19th Amendment is often celebrated as the beginning of female enfranchisement, what did its passage mean for women of color, who were still barred from voting on the basis of race? As America reaches the centennial of the 19th Amendment in 2020, Brent Staples discusses the history of a movement that ultimately achieved the right to vote for some women, but not all. The evening will conclude with a special performance by the vocal group Just Friends.
Brent Staples writes on a wide range of topics for the New York Times editorial board and was awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for his essays on race and racism in the United States. Just Friends, a vocal group, has cultivated an enthusiastic following in the New York area since its inception in 1989. They have performed with the Dance Theater of Harlem, Alice Parker and Melodious Accord, and the Canadian Brass and have appeared on HBO, as well as at the Riverside Church.
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