On September 15-17, 2020, Coppin State University observes Constitution Day on which we commemorate the formation and signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787.
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.
Master Class Lectures
Women’s Rights as Civil Rights: Black Women’s Suffrage and the Quest for Full Citizenship (1895-1935)
Fight for the Ballot from the 19th Amendment to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (1915 to 1965)
The Struggle Continues: Preserving and Protecting Our Voting Rights (1965-2020)