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    African Americans and Civil Rights

    Historians and activists reflected on the historical arc of the civil rights movement. This discussion was part of a three-day conference called “The Future of the African American Past.”…

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    First Lady Mary Lincoln

    Richard Norton Smith and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn talked about the life and influence of first lady Mary Lincoln and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included her political upbringing…

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    Women's Suffrage and the Temperance Movement

    Panelists talked about how the late 19th and early 20th century temperance and suffrage movements complemented each other and led to increased economic, social, and political activity by…

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    Role of Media in Women's Suffrage

    Women journalists and authors talked about the role of the media in the women’s suffrage movement and how they have helped and hurt the cause in the last century. They spoke at a National Press…

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    Historical Perspectives on First Ladies

    Historians talked about the role of the first lady of the United States and how it had evolved through history. They gave examples of the differences between various first ladies. The panelists responded to…

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    90th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage

    In commemoration of the 90th anniversary of women gaining their Constitutional right to vote by the passage of the 19th Amendment, scholars talked about the women’s suffrage movement and its impact on race and gender in…

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    Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower

    Rosayln Terborg-Penn, Sharon Harley, and Crystal Feimster talked about the book to which they contributed, Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower (The University of North Carolina Press;…

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    Frederick Douglass Impact

    Participants talked about the impact Frederick Douglass, his writings and his orations had on American culture. Following their remarks they answered questions from the audience.

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    Women's Suffrage Movement 75th Anniversary

    In a forum marking the 75th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Professor Wheeler reviewed the history of women’s suffrage in the various states of the Union. Professor Terborg-Penn talked about…