When Women Won the Right to Vote: History, Myth and Memory - Lisa Tetrault

Webinar originally recorded in August 2020.

How well do you know the 19th Amendment? When women achieved passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, they did not win the right to vote—despite repeated claims that they did. Just what, then, did the women’s suffrage amendment do? Join Dr. Lisa Tetrault, Associate Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University and author of the prize-winning book, The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women’s Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898, for a discussion of this often misinterpreted and misunderstood history. Discover how 1920 is part of a much larger and longer story about the pursuit of voting rights, a struggle that is today unfinished and ongoing.

This lecture was presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Votes & Voices.