Opening Reception: (Anti)SUFFRAGE
with Polly Thayer Starr Fellow of American Art and Culture Theo Tyson
This event is part of “(Anti) Suffrage,” a series of programming commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. The amendment stated that the right of citizens to vote “shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” There was, however, no amendment to address or eliminate the pervasive racism and misogyny that permeated politics and society in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Join us as we probe the complexities of the struggle to secure and protect voting rights for women and people of color in the past and today.