How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All
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Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, gave a virtual talk on race and suffrage. Professor Jones’s books include Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All (2020) and Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (2018). She is the winner of the Organization of American Historians’ Liberty Legacy Award for the best book in civil rights history, the American Historical Association’s Littleton-Griswold Prize for the best book in American legal history, and the American Society for Legal History’s John Phillip Reid book award for the best book in Anglo-American legal history.
This event, the Eleanor Carlson Lecture of Gender and Women’s Studies, is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, and the Honors Program.