Hindsight in 2020: The Long Road to Universal Suffrage
A Road Scholar Program by Jeanne Schultz Angel
Apr 27, 2022
Open to the public
The next chapter of enfranchisement: the fight for universal suffrage and the events following the 14th, 15th, and 19th amendments.
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which enfranchised women to vote in all US elections. Since the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, many promoted, persuaded, and oftentimes bravely fought about equal rights under United States law.
The road to enfranchisement and equal rights has had many roadblocks including Jim Crow, racism, prejudice, and still remains under construction through gerrymandering/redistricting, voting access, and election tampering. Explore where we stand in 2020 and where we are going as we reflect on universal suffrage in American history.
This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Kelsey Schaepperkoetter at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Nashville Public Library