Discover Auburn Lecture Series features program on women’s suffrage Sept. 22

Published: September 16, 2020

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Auburn University Libraries’ Discover Auburn Lecture Series will host Melissa Blair, associate professor of history and Women’s Studies faculty affiliate, for a lecture, “New Faces and New Obstacles: Current Interpretations of the Fight for Women’s Suffrage,” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. This program is co-sponsored by Auburn University Libraries and the AU Women’s Studies Program.

This lecture will be presented remotely, and anyone is welcome to attend by joining via Zoom.

Blair’s talk will focus on the role of women of color in the suffrage fight, why their contributions were ignored for so long and how the 19th Amendment was the end of one fight but, for Black Southern women, the beginning of another.

For those not able to attend live, the program will be recorded and available to view approximately one week after the live date.

And on Oct. 23, Pebble Hill will be the virtual host for a symposium organized by Blair called "Since Suffrage." This day-long event brings together an international group of historians and political scientists who examine women’s politics in the United States since 1920. More details, including a full schedule, are here.

Both of these events are free and open to all.

Please contact Melissa Blair for more information:

Submitted by: Jayson Hill