When Women Won the Right to Vote: History, Myth, & Memory

When women won passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, then, they did not win the right to vote, despite repeated claims that they did. Just what did the woman suffrage amendment do, then? Clarifying this history, this webinar by Lisa Tetrault, Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, also positions 1920 as the middle of a much larger story about the pursuit of voting rights, a struggle that is today unfinished and ongoing.