Votes for Women - Holly M. Kent
From Cody Pope on September 11th, 2020
2020 Constitution Day Event
It is August 18th, 1920, and Tennessee becomes the last necessary state to ratify the historic amendment. By August 26th, votes for America’s women were officially sanctified into the U.S. Constitution as the 19th Amendment. Join us for our Constitution Day focus on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. How did we get here? What did it take to secure this victory? And who was left out in the process?
Holly M. Kent is an Associate Professor of History at UIS, where she teaches classes on U.S. women’s history, women’s activism, and fashion history. She is the author of the monograph Her Voice Will Be on the Side of Right (which focuses on women in the antislavery movement), and the editor of Teaching Fashion History. Her scholarship on women’s activism and fashion culture has appeared in Women’s History Review and Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal, among other places.
Deanie Brown, Associate Chancellor, Access and Equal Opportunity
Kathryn Eisenhart, J.D., Faculty Emeritus UIS Legal Studies Department
Tiffani Saunders, Lecturer, Sociology/Anthropology
Areli Valeria, Graduate Student in Human Development Counseling
Karen Whitney, UIS Interim Chancellor