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African American Women Leaders in the Suffrage Movement: A Panel Discussion
August 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Florida Humanities, The Florida Commission on the Status of Women, and the Florida Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission welcomes UF professors Dr. Austin and Dr. Preston for a conversation on the involvement and legacy of African American women in the women’s suffrage movement. Join us Tuesday, August 18 at noon for a look at the history of women’s voting in Florida since suffrage.
Dr. Sharon Austin is an American political scientist, currently a professor of political science at the University of Florida, where she was also a longtime Director of the African-American Studies Program. Austin is a prominent scholar of American politics with specialties in African-American studies, political participation, and both urban and rural local politics.
Dr. Ashley Preston teaches in the African American Studies Program at the University of Florida. She is also the author of three books and her research interests include: African American women’s involvement during World War II, the activism of Mary McLeod Bethune and the Black club women’s movement.
This event is funded by the Florida Humanities Florida Talks: At Home! program.
August 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm -
August 18, 2020 @ 1:30 pm