September 17, 2020
A Brief History of Women's Suffrage, 1840-1920
Thursday, September 17, 2020
This year, 2020, marks the Centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which enfranchised American women. This program will discuss the history of the suffrage movement, including its controversies, Iowans’ roles, and its impact. Advance registration is required.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Karen M. Kedrowski is Director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics and Professor of Political Science at Iowa State University. The Catt Center conducts research on women and politics, with a focus on Iowa; and promotes civic engagement. She assumed this role in January 2019. Dr. Kedrowski is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Dr. Kedrowski’s research agenda focuses primarily on women and politics and civic engagement. Prior to coming to Iowa State, she spent 24 years at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
This program is made available by the Herbert Hoover Library & Museum.