Save the Date: Virtual 2020 Conrad E. Wright Research Conference

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Save the Date – Virtual 2020 Conrad E. Wright Research Conference
“Shall Not Be Denied”: The 15th and 19th Amendments at the Sesquicentennial and Centennial of their Ratifications

Massachusetts Historical Society
12-16 October 2020

The year 2020 marks the anniversaries of two critical amendments to the United States Constitution. Spaced fifty years apart, the Fifteenth and Nineteenth Amendments, ratified in 1870 and 1920, respectively, prohibited the use of race or sex to deny American citizens the franchise. This conference bridges these two periods to revisit the long journey to secure voting rights for African Americans and women in United States history. Learn more and download the full conference schedule here.

As a result of ongoing public health concerns, the Massachusetts Historical Society has altered its original plan for an in-person conference in October 2020. Rather than meeting for two days of sessions, we will host the conference panels online between Monday, 12 October and Friday, 16 October 2020. The originally scheduled keynote panel will be postponed until it is safe to hold the event in person at the MHS.

Registration will open in August. The conference will be free and open to all!