POSTPONED: The History of Women’s Suffrage & Voting Rights 100 Years Later: A Conversation with Dr. Kimberly A. Hamlin

Thompson Library
11th Floor - Campus Reading Room
1858 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus, OH 43210-1286

March 26, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Dr. Kimberly A. Hamlin

Please join us for a conversation with Dr. Kimberly A. Hamlin, award-winning historian, author, and professor (Miami of Ohio) specializing in the history of women, gender, and sex in the United States.

We will discuss the suffrage movement, the current climate for voting rights and Hamlin's new book, Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener (March 2020, W.W. Norton).

Free Thinker tells the fascinating story of the “fallen woman” who reinvented herself and became “the most potent factor” in Congressional passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and the highest-ranking woman in federal government. Copies of Free Thinker will be available for purchase at the event. They can also be purchased online starting March 17.

4:00 pm - Doors open and refreshments are available
4:15 pm - Interview with Dr. Kimberly A. Hamlin
5:00 pm - Campus partner recognition
5:15 pm - Refreshments and book signing
5:30 pm - Event concludes

University Libraries is hosting a series of public events and exhibitions to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted many women the right to vote. See the links below for more details:

November 2, 2019 - May 3, 2020
Ladies First: A Century of Women’s Innovations in Comics and Cartoon Art

February 4, 2020 
Voter Education and Registration Drive 1

February 6, 2020 
Voter Education and Registration Drive 2

March 5, 2020
An Exploration of African American Women’s Activism and Political Involvement

Photo of Quanetta Batts Quanetta Batts
Prog Dir Outreach & Engagement

Photo of Hilary Bussell Hilary Bussell
Head, Humanities and Social Sciences Cohort

Photo of Jolie Braun Jolie Braun
Curator Modrn Lit & Manuscript