Houston SPJ marks the suffrage centennial

August 26, 2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote.  The press was a significant part of that milestone, including the “suffrage press,” which the activists themselves put out to further their cause.

On Saturday, August 22, at 1 p.m. CDT, Houston SPJ will present a program entitled “Suffrage and the Press: 100 Years of Triumph and Struggle.”  We will explore the gains made in the fight to guarantee women the vote as well as remembering the women who were “left behind” – not granted the vote right away.  The program will present history you may not have already been aware of – and even if you are, you will enjoy the scholars and experts we have speaking.  Learn more and register here.  Hope to see you soon!  Our roster of speakers:

Angela Dodson: Writer, editor and consultant; author of “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box.”

Teri Finneman: Associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas, author of “Press Portrayals of Women Politicians, 1870s-2000s.”

Linda Lumsden: University of Arizona professor; teaches courses in social justice journalism; journalism history; journalism ethics; and journalism, gender, and race. Her most recent book is “Social Justice Journalism: A Cultural History of Social Movement Media from Abolition to #womensmarch.”

Linda Steiner: Professor at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland; her research areas include media ethics, new and emerging forms of journalism, and journalism history, especially the periodicals published by women suffragists.

Sally Roesch Wagner: Adjunct faculty member in the Syracuse University Renée Crown University Honors Program whose books include “We Want Equal Rights: How Suffragists Were Influenced by Native American Women.”

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