Hard One, Not Done


A commemoration of the 100-Year Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment from an Iowa Perspective

Lecture by the Iowa Colored Conventions Project Group: "Before the 19th Amendment: Fighting for Civil Rights"

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 5:00pm
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 7:00pm

Hard Won/Not Done: Women's Fight For Voting Rights--a lecture series

This is the first lecture in a University of Iowa History Department course.
We are focusing on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with a series
of talks that are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC--no need to be enrolled!  LWV
members are ESPECIALLY encouraged to attend! The lectures are held Tuesdays
from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Englert Theatre.  Each lecture title is listed
on the date of the event.

Course description: This year marks the centennial of women’s right to vote
in the U.S.  Passed by Congress in June 1919 and ratified in August 1920, the
19th amendment enfranchised women by making it illegal to deny women the vote
on account of sex.   What did it take to win that right, over the active
resistance of those who felt women were had no place in politics?   How did
19th and early 20th century racism impact that struggle?  What does that
hard-fought movement for women’s full citizenship rights mean for us today?
     Why do historians assert that that this struggle is not done?   For seven
weeks, we will meet to hear from a wide range of scholars and historians to
reflect on the history and legacy of this hard fought and still incomplete
struggle for women’s right to vote.

Englert Theatre
221 E. Washington Street
Iowa City
Intended Audience: 
Open to the public
Contact Name: 
Leslie Schwalm
Contact Email: 
Department of History, University of Iowa