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.
Sep. 21, 2018—According to new research led by Amanda Clayton, Americans have more confidence in both the decisions made and the decision-making process when women are equally represented on a legislative committee versus an all-male committee.
Sep. 14, 2018—A vastly expanding gap in age, gender and diversity between the nation’s largest generation—millennials—and baby boomers is exacerbating voter discrimination, according to a Vanderbilt Law School expert.
Aug. 2, 2018—Amanda Clayton can provide insight into why so many women are running for office in 2018--and how they might change Washington if they are elected.
Mar. 4, 2015—Lewis Baldwin, an emeritus religious studies professor who has dedicated his teaching and research to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., will be in Selma, Alabama, March 6 for the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday."
Dec. 17, 2014—The first year the three big networks aggressively covered the women's movement was 1970. A new book by a Vanderbilt professor shows how well they did it.
Feb. 19, 2013—The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., who has played key roles in the Civil Rights Movement and Vanderbilt University’s history, has donated a significant portion of his papers to Vanderbilt Libraries’ Special Collections.
Jan. 29, 2013—Research by Vanderbilt political science professor Alan Wiseman and his coauthors find women in Congress in the minority party are more effective than their male counterparts when it comes to introducing and negotiating bills, spurring action on those bills, and ultimately seeing them become law.