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ZOOM Discussion on Aug. 18 at 1 pm — German-Americans and the Woman Suffrage Movement

Please  join us for a virtual Zoom discussion on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with a special emphasis on German-American suffragettes and the perception and impact of women’s suffrage in the German-American community.

  • Dr. Alison Efford, Marquette University
  • Kate Howard, JD, Vote Girl Vote
  • Dr. Mark Louden, Director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison

On Aug. 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th amendment, and the day it passed its final hurdle of obtaining approval by three-fourths of the states. The 19th amendment granted women the right to vote, and prohibited states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to U.S. citizens on the basis of sex. Listen to our panelists as they provide an overview of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, how it was received by the German-American community, and learn about some early German-American women’s rights advocates. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

Tickets are between $5 – $10 

*All tickets include access to a virtual exhibit commemorating the suffrage movement and special profiles of German-American women’s rights activists, which will be exclusively made available to you on Monday, Aug. 17.


Space is limited, and prior registration is required.  Zoom login information and instructions will be provided prior to the event.

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