This Friday – Join WGS for a virtual lecture and Q&A by Regents Professor of History at the University of Montana, Anya Jabour!
Sophonisba Breckinridge, the Suffrage Movement, and Social Justice
FRIDAY, August 28 at 5:00-6:15pm – Click here to join the virtual event at 5:00!
This special event, which will be moderated by our very own scholar of women’s history Dr. Sandy Slater (History, CofC), centers Dr. Jabour’s research on Sophonisba Breckinridge, leader of the suffrage movement who sought to address the needs of women of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and create coalitions that brought together working women, African Americans, and immigrants. After the ratification of the 19th amendment, she continued to promote social justice on a variety of fronts, helping to shape immigration policy, social programs, and labor regulations in the 1920s and 30s.