Online Talk: Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers And Won The Vote

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CHS is pleased to welcome historian Dr. Martha S. Jones to deliver this year’s Charles Guilford Woodward Lecture.

Dr. Jones is the author of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Fought for Rights for All, a new history of African American women’s political lives in America. The book recounts how they defied both racism and sexism to fight for the ballot, and how they wielded political power to secure the equality and dignity of all persons. The book won the 2020 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History.

This virtual event will take place using Zoom. Registration is free, but please consider making a donation to help support public programming at the CHS. Click here to register and learn more.

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