Odyssey: Value the Vote—Commemorating the Women's Suffrage Centennial

This perspective explores Johns Hopkins University's ties to women's suffrage and shares research and archival collections curated to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Experts will discuss key women in Hopkins history such as Mary Elizabeth Garrett, postcards and games used to propagate ideas about suffrage, Johns Hopkins medical ties to suffrage, and the role of music within the movement.

  • Sept. 16: "Mary Elizabeth Garrett," Kathleen Waters Sander discussing her biography, Mary Elizabeth Garrett: Society and Philanthropy in the Gilded Age, published as a special commemorative edition by Johns Hopkins University Press with a new foreword by former Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

  • Sept. 23: "I Want My Vote!: The Popular Culture of the Women's Suffrage Movement," Heidi Herr, outreach librarian for Special Collections, Johns Hopkins University.

  • Sept. 30: "Our Greatest Weapon: Hopkins Suffragists From Medicine and Nursing," Natalie Elder, a curator with the Johns Hopkins Medical Archives.

  • Oct 7: "Music in the Suffrage Movement," Sam Bessen, assistant curator of the Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection at JHU's Sheridan Libraries; Matt Testa, archivist for the Arthur Friedheim Library at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University; and Andrea Copland, outreach and instruction librarian at the Arthur Friedheim Library at the Peabody Institute.

910.855.01 via Zoom
Wednesday, Sept. 16 to Oct. 7, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (four sessions)
Cost: $105

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission; spouse for 50%. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Send an email to bhebron@jhu.edu, and registration forms will be sent to you.

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