National Archives Panel, Women Suffragists and the Men Who Supported Them: The Suffragents and Their Role in the Struggle for the Vote

Event announcement in full:

  • Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater

What role did men play in the women’s suffrage movement, and how did they aid in the fight for the 19th Amendment? At a time when public support for women’s issues could cause men ridicule, their backing of the movement was significant. A distinguished panel will discuss the men who involved themselves in the suffrage movement, including the Men’s League of Women’s Suffrage.  Moderated by Betsy Fischer Martin, Executive Director, Women and Politics Institute, American University School of Public Affairs, panelists include Brooke Kroeger, author of The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the VoteJohanna Newman, author of Gilded SuffragistsSusan Ware, author of Why They Marched; and others.

Presented in partnership with the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative.

Presented in conjunction with our exhibition: Rightfully Hers: American Women and the VoteRightfully Hers is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY ®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. Additional support for National Outreach and Programs provided by Denise Gwyn Ferguson, BMO Financial Group, Hearst Foundations, Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, FedEx, Bernstein Family Foundation, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation/Ambassador Fay-Hartog Levin (Ret.).

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, 7pm,  William McGowan Theater,

National Archives, Constitution Avenue and 7th Street

 

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