Black Women and The Vote

December 10, 2020

This Pembroke Center panel discussion focuses on Black women's political engagement and activism, including efforts to secure and protect voting rights, from a multidisciplinary perspective. Beginning with a discussion of the 14th Amendment as a precedent for the 19th Amendment and the work of Black women abolitionists in the 19th century, the discussion goes on to engage with early civil rights era activism, and culminates with a look at contemporary politics, including Black women's leadership in the Democratic party and in movements for racial and gender justice.

Panelists include Professor of Political Science Juliet Hooker, Francoise Hamlin, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and History, and Emily Owens, David and Michelle Ebersman Assistant Professor of History.