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Let's Talk About It: Women's Suffrage at Drake University: Home

LTAI: Women’s Suffrage is a humanities discussion project from the American Library Association supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. At Drake, this discussion series will follow the exhibit Toward a Universal Suffrage: African American

Let's Talk About It: Women's Suffrage

Let's Talk About It: Women's Suffrage

Schedule of Events

Tentative Schedule for Let’s Talk About It: Women’s Suffrage

All discussions will take place at 5:30pm in the Reading Room of Cowles Library

Wednesday March 2, 2022          The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss, moderated by Professor Rachel                                                                   Paine Caufield and Drake student Emma Brustkern

Wednesday March 23, 2022        Women Making History: The 19th Amendment Book, essays compiled by the National Park Service

                                                         On Their Shoulders: The Radical Stories of Women's Fight for the Vote, published by the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission

                                                         Moderated by Karen Leroux, Associate Professor of History, and Drake student Kate Desmond

Monday April 4, 2022                    Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha S. Jones

Tuesday April 12, 2022                  Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells by Michelle Duster

                                                        moderated by Felicia Jamison, Assistant Professor of History, and Drake student Madyson Sklar

Wednesday April 20, 2022           The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow 

                                                        Moderated by Lisa West, Professor of History 

Excerpts from each of the books are available on E-Reserves for participants who want to read them in advance. To access the readings, go to E-Reserves and look for the course LTIA 22: Let's Talk About It: Women's Suffrage with Professor Carrie Dunham-LaGree, in Spring 2022. The password is suffrage. Readings will be added as discussion leaders choose them. 

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