Gilder Lehrman: 19th Amendment; Gates on Bondswoman’s Narrative

From the Gilder Lehrman Institute:

On August 18, 1920, the Tennessee legislature became the thirty-sixth state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, clearing the way, two months later in October 1920, for Congress to pass the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote. To learn more about the fight for women’s suffrage and to view women’s suffrage posters from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, click here:

NEW PODCAST: The Bondwoman’s Narrative

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute of African American History at Harvard University, recalls his thrilling search for the true author of The Bondwoman’s Narrative, and the real-life Civil War Era counterparts to the novel’s cast of characters. To hear the podcast, click here:


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