Journey to the Vote
|Ida B. Wells||Elaine Weiss|
Congress passed the 19th Amendment in June of 1919. It was ratified August 18, 1920. In recognition of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, several WKU departments and community organizations are working together to offer a variety of programs.
We will highlight various aspects of the past and present roles of women in American political life through a series of speakers, panels, events, and exhibits. Topics are wide ranging and include the suffrage movement, as well as the continued disenfranchisement of women of color after the amendment's ratification. Beyond just the women's suffrage movement, programs will address both the historical and modern impact and influence of women in American politics.
March 28- Free Book Giveaway* of The Woman's Hour by Elaine Weiss at Warren County Public Library's Main Branch. Books will be given on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. For more information, visit Warren County Public Library.
March 29- Free Book Giveaway* of The Woman's Hour by Elaine Weiss at Warren County Public Library's Bob Kirby Branch. Books will be given on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. For more information, visit Warren County Public Library.
April 11 6-7PM Warren County Public Library's Book Discussion featuring The Woman's Hour, by Elaine Weiss. Discussion led by Holly Hedden. Location: Main Library. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit Warren County Public Library.
April 30 7PM Elaine Weiss author of The Woman's Hour. Free public presentation. Swipeable for WKU students. Program made possible by Boyd Lubker Foundation and WKU Sisterhood. Location: Downing Student Union auditorium.
June 4th 2PM Journey to the Vote Kick-Off. Join us, Mayor Wilkerson and the BG City Council for a proclamation signing, remarks, light refreshments and an overview of upcoming programming. June 4th marks the100th anniversary of 19th Amendment's passage by Congress. Thirty-six states would have to ratify the amendment before it would become law. Location: Kentucky Room, KY Museum. More information.
Tyneshia Carter will give a presentation on womanism with a focus on African American women pre-suffrage and post suffrage. Location: KY Museum. Date/time TBD.
Panel discussion featuring current and former local and state female office holders. Location: KY Museum. Date/time TBD.
Dr. Saundra Ardrey will lead a community discussion on womanism with a focus on African American women pre-suffrage and post suffrage. Location: Warren County Public Library. Date/ time TBD.
February 8 Several partners will be helping the Museum to host Herstory, a free afternoon of activities for children and their families. Location: Kentucky Room, KY Museum. Time: 12PM-4PM
Dr. Saundra Ardrey will lead a Seneca Falls or DC based Study Away class, focused on women and their participation in American political life. If you are interested, please reach out now to Dr. Ardrey at Saundra.Ardrey@wku.edu.
Presentation on leading suffragists in KY, organized by Jonathan Jeffrey, Department of Library Special Collections. Location: KY Building. Date/time TBD
Movie Night--On the Basis of Sex. Campus location. Date/time TBD.
April 1 Political Bandwagon exhibit at the Kentucky Museum scheduled to open. More info.
Movie Night--Iron Jaw Angles. Location: Warren County Public Library. Date/time TBD.
July 1 The Department of Library Special Collections will open their exhibit Also Ran. Location: Jackson Gallery of the KY Building. This exhibit runs through December 15, 2020.
August 18 is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the legislation on August 18, 1920.
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National Park Service.
Episode #3, aired March 22, 2019. At 13:30, interview with Elaine Weiss and discussion of The Woman's Hour.Click here for audio link only.
Sponsored by the University of Kentucky.
National Women's History Museum has a variety of online resources covering women's
Selected images from the Library of Congress.
Women's Suffrage Leaders Left Out Black Women. Article by Evette Dionne.
Library of Congress.
Journey to the Vote Kick-Off