Hindsight in 2020: The Long Road to Universal Suffrage

A Road Scholar Program by Jeanne Schultz Angel

Jeanne Schultz Angel

Nov 2, 2024


Bureau County Historical Society Museum and Library
109 Park Ave W
Princeton, IL 61356



Hindsight in 2020: The Long Road to Universal Suffrage 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which enfranchised women to vote in all US elections.

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Women in academic dress marching in a suffrage parade in New York City, 1910. Source: Schlesinger Library (Photo by Jessie Tarbox Beals)

Since the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, many promoted, persuaded, and oftentimes bravely fought for equal rights under United States law.

The road to enfranchisement and equal rights has had many roadblocks including Jim Crow, racism, and prejudice, and still today remains under construction through gerrymandering/redistricting, voting access, and election tampering. 

Explore where we stand 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 Jessica Gray at jgray@bureauhistory.org.

Learn more about Jeanne Schultz Angel, this program, and how to book it here.