Course Details

971: "Remember the Ladies:" A Brief Look at the Early History of Women’s Suffrage in America

July 11-15
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

This study group will focus on 150 years of efforts in America to secure the voting franchise for women. It will begin with an appeal by Abigail Adams for men to be mindful of women's concerns during the American Revolution. Highlighting significant events such as the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, this course will culminate with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in August of 1920. Historical endeavors by men and women of diverse backgrounds fighting for this purpose will be presented. Excerpts from the 2004 movie, Iron Jawed Angels, will be shown at week's end. This study group will include lectures and discussions of assigned readings. It is highly participatory.

Class Type: Lecture and Discussion

Class Format: In-Person

Hours of Reading: 1-2 hours/session

Study Group Leader(s):

Candace Thurman

Candace Thurman graduated from American University with degrees in history, education, and French area studies. She earned a graduate degree in liberal studies from Georgetown University and taught high school social studies for 35 years in Montgomery County Public Schools. This is her fifth time leading a study group.