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Civility Week: “Suffragist Speak: Race, Slavery, and the Fight for the Vote”

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Suffragist Speak: Race, Slavery, and the Fight for the Vote”

“Suffragist Speak” is an hour-long video that brings to life the words of historic figures from the suffrage struggle – Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Alice Paul, and Carrie Chapman Catt – and culminates with civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer’s 1964 speech at the Democratic Convention. It not only dramatizes the history of women’s suffrage – with a focus on the experience of Black women in the fight for the vote – it also brings attention to the continuing struggle to assure that all eligible American citizens have free and fair access to the ballot. Participants are encouraged to view the video, but this is not required. During the presentation, a video clip will be shown, and discussion will take place with those who produced it, one of whom is a Brookdale adjunct professor. To view the video, go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK4ClLazLYo

Presented by Dr. Connie GoddardEducation Director for the American Association of University Women – Northern Monmouth County Branch, & Gilda RogersAdjunct Professor of History and Executive Director of the T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center

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February 17
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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