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Women's Suffrage: The Untold Story of Black Women in Its History

When Sep 25, 2020
from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
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Friday, September 25 
12PM-1:30PM EST


The story of the long battle to the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote too often excludes the role of Black women who played significant roles in the ratification efforts.

In light of the amendment’s centennial, this virtual panel gives a general overview of the suffrage movement both nationally and in Kentucky, and reframes that history by telling the stories of some of the key “hidden figures” of the movement.

Panelists will connect that history to the voting rights activities of the 1960s and voting in 2020 and the Black Lives Matter movement.  


Rachel Platt
Director of Community Engagement
Frazier History Museum 


Margie Charasika
League of Women Voters of Louisville 

Jermaine Fowler
Creator of Humanity Archive Educational Website

Enid Trucios-Haynes
Brandeis School of Law

Marsha Weinstein
National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites 


Cherie Dawson-Edwards
Chair and Associate Professor
UofL Department of Criminal Justice



Louisville Law Diversity Committee
Women’s Law Caucus
UofL American Association of University Women
UofL Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research
UofL Office of Community Engagement
UofL Office of Diversity
UofL Office of Institutional Advancement
UofL Women’s Center 


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