Coppin State University presents:
A Long Walk for African American Women: 125 Years Journey for Voting Rights
September 15, 16, and 17, 2020
A Virtual Event featuring Real Talk Master Classes
August 2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment. On June 4, 1919, the United States Congress passed the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing all women the right to vote and it was ratified into the U. S. Constitution August 1920. A major question is why have African American women had to wait so long to safely cast a vote? Recounting the African American women’s struggle for the vote will accentuate why African American women and other historically marginalized groups should exercise their democratic right to vote in all elections.
Featured Lecturer for Wednesday, Sept. 16:
Dr. Ida D. Jones: University Archivist at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland
Fight for the Ballot from the 19th Amendment to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (1915-1965)