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The Great Fight to Win the Vote with Elaine Weiss

Thu, October 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Dean Douglas will be in conversation with Elaine Weiss, author of The Women’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, a riveting account of the final fight to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment in Tennessee in 1920. Douglas and Weiss will discuss the overall historical context for the Nineteenth Amendment, highlighting the many political factors that challenged its ratification, including white supremacy, industry, and religion, and the parallels to today’s political environment.