Then & Now

Women's Political Empowerment in the U.S. Since the 19th Amendment: A Conversation with Ellen Dubois

August 24, 2020 UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy Episode 22
Then & Now
Women's Political Empowerment in the U.S. Since the 19th Amendment: A Conversation with Ellen Dubois
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Then & Now
Women's Political Empowerment in the U.S. Since the 19th Amendment: A Conversation with Ellen Dubois
Aug 24, 2020 Episode 22
UCLA Luskin Center for History and Policy

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which granted and protects women’s right to vote. As we mark this centennial during an election year, UCLA Historian Ellen Dubois, one of the preeminent scholars of the movement for women’s suffrage and author of “Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote" (2020), joins us to reflect on the Amendment's legacy.  She discusses the tactics suffragists used to advocate for the vote, the political opposition they faced, and the role of race and Black women in the movement. Prof. Dubois also shares her thoughts on the present moment, the possibility of the first female Vice President, and the fundamental importance of the right to vote in a democracy.

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which granted and protects women’s right to vote. As we mark this centennial during an election year, UCLA Historian Ellen Dubois, one of the preeminent scholars of the movement for women’s suffrage and author of “Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote" (2020), joins us to reflect on the Amendment's legacy.  She discusses the tactics suffragists used to advocate for the vote, the political opposition they faced, and the role of race and Black women in the movement. Prof. Dubois also shares her thoughts on the present moment, the possibility of the first female Vice President, and the fundamental importance of the right to vote in a democracy.