POSTPONED: “Two Amendments, One Fraught History:” 15th & 19th Amendments

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Date(s) - 04/01/2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Capitol Visitor Center, Room HVC 200


Event Description

NOTE: Due to the ongoing public health emergency, this lecture is postponed until a later date. We will announce a new date on this website, over email, and on our social media. Thank you for your patience!

The Catholic University of America Associate Professor of History Stephen A. West offers “Two Amendments, One Fraught History: Race, Sex, and the Right to Vote in the 15th and 19th Amendments, 1870-1920.” This year, Americans commemorate two important constitutional anniversaries in expanding the right to vote. The 15th Amendment, ratified in 1870, prohibits the denial of suffrage on the basis of race. The 19th Amendment, ratified in 1920, prohibits its denial on the basis of sex. This talk examines the intertwined—and fraught—relationship of the two amendments.

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Free and open to the public.

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