Looking Back at the Centennial and the Sesquicentennial: How Far Has Research on the 15th and 19th Amendments Come? 6 November 2021.Saturday, 2:00PM - 4:30PM Alison M. Parker, University of Delaware; Lisa Tetrault, Carnegie Mellon University Moderator: Alex Keyssar, Harvard University Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Seminars_2020-21/cfp_image.jpg

Join us for a special retrospective keynote panel to reflect on the scholarship presented at the 2020 Conrad E. Wright Research Conference, “Shall Not Be Denied: The 15th and 19th Amendments at the Sesquicentennial and Centennial of their Ratifications.” This conference revisited the long journey to secure voting rights for African Americans and women in United States history. It considered the legal precedents and hurdles that each amendment faced, the meaning and uneven outcomes of each, the social context that allowed for ultimate ratification, the role of key individuals and groups in these respective contexts, and how each amendment has been remembered over time. This panel will take stock of this cutting-edge scholarship and consider the state of the field a year after the commemorative events of 2020. The session will be followed by a reception. 

Please note, this is a hybrid event which may be attended either in person at the MHS or virtually on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance information.

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