Sep. 15, 2020—The legacies of Ida B. Wells and J. Frankie Pierce and their fight for suffrage for Black women will be the topic of a panel discussion on Friday, Sept. 18. The online event will explore how Wells’ and Pierce’s life’s work contributed to the struggle for women’s suffrage and how their legacies inform Black women and civic engagement in our communities today.
Sep. 4, 2020—Vanderbilt University will honor Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17, with a focus on the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution featuring a conversation with Elaine Weiss, author of "The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote."
Aug. 26, 2020—At a time when Americans are voicing their opinions at the ballot box and in other ways, Vanderbilt University is joining people across Tennessee and the nation in commemorating the centennial of the long-fought battle to secure a woman’s constitutional right to vote.
Aug. 20, 2020—The Hon. Claudia Bonnyman, JD’74, discusses the role her great-grandfather, Gov. A.H. Roberts, played in Tennessee's ratification of the 19th Amendment and the battle for women's suffrage.
Aug. 19, 2020—As the United States commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification, which opened the door for women’s suffrage, female students, faculty, staff and alumnae share their voting memories and reflect on why the right to vote is important to them.
Aug. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University is celebrating the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which opened the door for a woman’s right to vote, with a series of upcoming events.
Virtual screening of documentary ‘The Vote’ in commemoration of suffrage centennial set for April 16
Apr. 13, 2020—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center will screen a segment of The Vote, a yet-to-be-released documentary from PBS’s American Experience series on American women’s fight for women’s suffrage in the United States. The documentary screening will be held on April 16 at 3 p.m. via Zoom, and will be followed by a brief discussion, also on Zoom.
Apr. 2, 2020—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, in partnership with the Heard Libraries, has moved an “inclusive book group” discussion of "A Well-Behaved Woman" online April 7.
Feb. 28, 2020—Women’s History Month at Vanderbilt will begin with a kickoff event hosted by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center on Monday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sarratt Promenade. Throughout March, educational programs, workshops, film screenings, lectures and more are planned.
Feb. 28, 2020—Joan Marie Johnson, an author who has written extensively about the history of women’s suffrage, feminism and social activism, will give a lecture on Thursday, March 19, as part of Vanderbilt’s celebration of Women’s History Month.
CANCELED: ‘A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts’ topic of March 13 inclusive book group discussion
Feb. 28, 2020—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, in partnership with the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, will host an “inclusive book group” on Friday, March 13, focused on "A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts" by New York Times best-selling author Therese Anne Fowler.
Feb. 19, 2020—Throughout 2020, Vanderbilt University will mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees women’s constitutional right to vote. Vanderbilt will recognize the anniversary through a new website, educational programming, lectures, community events, historical exhibits, art displays and more.