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Women’s History Month honors voting rights

Alan Flurry

The Institute for Women’s Studies leads UGA recognition of the 2020 national Women’s History Month under the theme Valiant Women of the Vote,” hosting numerous programs in March that honor the centennial of the 19th Amendment:

This year’s Women’s History Month keynote address will be presented by Lisa Tetrault, associate professor of history in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. Tetrault specializes in the history of women and gender in the U.S., focusing on feminism and social movements, American democracy and the politics of memory. She is an active public historian and researches and lectures on the U.S. women’s suffrage movement, broadly construed.

Her lecture, “Women and the Right to Vote: A History Unfinished,” will take place on Wednesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, Room 271. A reception sponsored by the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and Law will immediately follow the lecture. The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library’s exhibit, “The Strategies for Suffrage: Mobilizing a Nation for Women’s Rights,” will be on display in the Hargrett Library Gallery before the lecture and during the reception.

This lecture on March 4, as well as numerous film screenings, performances and exhibitions, highlight the celebrations on campus all month. Do yourself a favor by participating and enjoying the richness of these offerings and share in our nation's history as we contribute to a positive future and a better world.

Image: The Women’s Suffrage Anniversary Exhibit at UGA's Hargrett Library.

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