The 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote, turns 100 in 2020. This is an amazing story which began in the 1840s when women still had no right to property or ownership of their own wages—a story of persistence in the face of ridicule, arrest and imprisonment. This course looks at the major players in the suffrage movement, the obstacles they faced and the strategies they learned to overwhelm the opposition.
Mary Lee Fitzgerald is an educator and professor who has previously taught ILR classes in American and Arizona history.
4 sessions, Mondays, 2:00-4:00, Jan 6-27