Lifting as We Climb
Saturday, March 21, 3-4:30 p.m.
Dr. Kabria Baumgartner will discuss the history of African American women's fight for the vote, highlighting how the Women's Suffrage Movement often excluded and undercut the voices of black and brown people. When its history was written, women of color, and their important and significant contributions to the fight for equality, were rendered invisible. This talk will recognize the work of lesser known female suffragists of color such as Mary Church Terrell, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Sarah Parker Remond, and others. The work of these women of color is evident today in the historic representation by a diverse group of women in Congress. But it’s clear there is much more work ahead. Dr. Baumgartner is an author and assistant professor of American Studies at the University of New Hampshire. Q&A will follow. This program is offered by York Diversity Forum as part of a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment.