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

Free and open to the public. Reservations Recommended

October 17, 2019 at 7pm
(Livestream on Youtube)

Scheduled for Oct 17, 2019

Women Suffragists and the Men Who Supported Them: The Suffragents and Their Role in the Struggle for the Vote* 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 Vote,\; Johanna Newman, author of Gilded Suffragists; Susan Ware, author of Why They Marched; and others. Presented in celebration of the exhibition at the National Archives, Rightfully Hers. Presented in partnership with the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative.

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Upcoming Events: September 23: Bentson Dean’s Lecture, College of Arts and Science, New York University. October 17: Suffragents Panel, National Archives, Washington DC.  [2020] March 27 Ephemera Society of America, 40th annual conference, Old Greenwich CT. June 4-6Métiers et professions des médias (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles),”  Université de Lausanne (Switzerland).

Happened 2019: Exhibition Opening Remarks: “Women Get the Vote: A Historic Look at the Nineteenth Amendment,“New York Society Library. February 23: Public Values in Conflict with Animal Agribusiness Practices,” UCLA Law School, Los Angeles.  March 13: The Suffragents,” Scarsdale Woman’s Club, Scarsdale NY. March 24: League of Women Voters, Albany County at the Bethlehem (NY) Public LibraryMarch 25:Judges, Lawyers, and Women’s Suffrage: Recognizing the Men Who Stood with Women on the Front Lines,” Gender Fairness Committee of the Third Judicial District, CLE, NY State Courts at SUNY Albany Law School, Albany NY. May 15: “The Republican Suffragents,” National Women’s Republican Club, New York City. August 7:  Panel, “From Emma Goldman to the Marketplace of Ideas: Marking the 100th Anniversary of Free Speech at the Supreme Court.” (page 40) AEJMC, Toronto. August 14: Webinar, National Park Service.