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Origin Stories: Keynote Address (1848)

Voting Matters: Gender, Citizenship, and the Long 19th Amendment

We will begin our series, "Voting Matters: Gender, Citizenship, and the Long 19th Amendment," with a keynote address by the historian Martha S. Jones, who will root the generations-long movement for women’s suffrage in the activism of African American women from the 1830s. Jones will explore the tangled intersections of gender and race in the battle for the ballot while considering the evolution of birthright citizenship, more broadly, as itself a gendered origins story about constituting the American people.

Welcome

Photo by Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff PhotographerPhoto by Kris Snibbe, Harvard Staff PhotographerTomiko Brown-Nagin, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School,  and Professor of  History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University  

 

 

 

Framing Remarks

Photo by Nina SubinPhoto by Nina SubinJane Kamensky, Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University 

 

 

Keynote Address 

Courtesy of Martha S. JonesCourtesy of Martha S. JonesMartha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and professor of history, Johns Hopkins University

 

 

 

 

Courtesy of Lisa TetraultCourtesy of Lisa TetraultModerated by Lisa Tetrault, associate professor of history, Carnegie Mellon University

 

 

 

 

 

Audience Q and A will follow the discussion.


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