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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. 

2019

March 2019

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 29Free 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 2019

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 hollyh@warrenpl.org 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 2019

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.

September 2019

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.

November 2019

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.

 

2020

February 2020

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

March 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 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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Partners

WKU Political Science

Kentucky Museum

Warren County Public Library

Department of Library Special Collections

WKU History Department

 

Financial Support

WKU Sisterhood

Boyd Lubker Foundation

 

 

Exhibits  

Journey to the Vote Pop Up 

 

Downloads

Poster # 1 (Spring 2019)

Press Release Elaine Weiss

  

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Point of Contact 

Dr. Christy Spurlock  
Dr. Victoria Gordon
 

 

Resources

National Park Service.
 
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe.
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. 
 
Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project.
Sponsored by the University of Kentucky.
 
Racism in the Suffrage Movement.
National Women's History Museum has a variety of online resources covering women's history.
 
The Struggle for Women's Suffrage.
Selected images from the Library of Congress.
 
Women's Suffrage Leaders Left Out Black Women. Article by Evette Dionne.
 
Women's Suffrage Primary Sources
Library of Congress.
 
Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial Collaborative. 
 

 

Media Coverage

 

Elaine Weiss 

BG Daily News

WKU Herald

WKU News 

 

Journey to the Vote Kick-Off

WNKY

WBKO

BG Daily News

View From the Hill

 

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