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Talks
Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Martha S. Jones, Eric Foner (moderator)
Thu, January 28, 2021 | 6 pm ET | $20 (Members, $10; Chairman's Council, Free)

EVENT DETAILS

Presented LIVE on Zoom

For many, the suffrage crusade began in Seneca Falls in 1848 and ended with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. But this overwhelmingly white women's movement did not win the vote for most Black women. Acclaimed historian Martha S. Jones, in conversation with Eric Foner, recounts how Black women defied both racism and sexism to fight for the ballot from the earliest days of the republic through the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and beyond, and how they wielded political power to secure the equality and dignity of all persons.

Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University and co-president of the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, is the author of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke the Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All. Eric Foner (moderator) is DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University.

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