Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Panel: "Extending the Vote/Suppressing the Vote: Commemorating 100 Years of the 19th Amendment"

Thu, November 7, 2019 | Tejas Dining Room, AT&T Exec. Education & Conference Center

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

A century ago, in June 1919, Congress passed the 19th Amendment giving American women the right to vote. Issues around voting continue to be among the most consequential in our public life, as we deal with such problems as gerrymandering, corporate campaign funding, and foreign meddling. In this panel, three experts will offer a historical perspective on some of the major struggles to achieve access to the vote, including the suffragette movement, and on some of the efforts to suppress that access.


"Voting Rights and Voter Suppression: The Historical Experience in Black America"
Leonard N. Moore
George Littlefield Professor of American History; Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement
University of Texas at Austin

"A Democracy Built to Be Undemocratic: The Historical Origins of American Electoral Difficulties"
Jeremi Suri
Professor of History, and Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs
University of Texas at Austin

"When Women Won the Right to Vote:  An American Fiction"
Lisa Tetrault
Associate Professor of History
Carnegie Melon University

AT&T Exec. Education & Conference Center’s Tejas Dining Room
1900 University Ave, Austin Texas 78705
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Free and open to the public. RSVP to reserve your seat, please email:

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History, and the Department of American Studies

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