Looking Back at the Sesquicentennial and the Centennial: How Far Has Research on the 15th and 19th Amendments Come?

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Looking Back at the Sesquicentennial and the Centennial: How Far Has Research on the 15th and 19th Amendments Come?
Massachusetts Historical Society

Alison M. Parker, University of Delaware;
Lisa Tetrault, Carnegie Mellon University
Moderator: Alex Keyssar, Harvard University

Saturday, 6 November
2:00-3:30pm

Free, virtual session

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Join us for a virtual retrospective keynote panel to reflect on the scholarship presented at the 2020 Conrad E. Wright Research Conference, “Shall Not Be Denied: The 15th and 19th Amendments at the Sesquicentennial and Centennial of their Ratifications.” This conference revisited the long journey to secure voting rights for African Americans and women in United States history. It considered the legal precedents and hurdles that each amendment faced, the meaning and uneven outcomes of each, the social context that allowed for ultimate ratification, the role of key individuals and groups in these respective contexts, and how each amendment has been remembered over time. This panel will take stock of this cutting-edge scholarship and consider the state of the field a year after the commemorative events of 2020.

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Questions? Email seminars@masshist.org.

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