In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote, Trinity Church Wall Street is hosting Women’s Suffrage: Race, Gender, and Power, a Trinity Votes series focusing on the role of women of color in the fight for enfranchisement. Join the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Trinity’s Theologian in Residence and Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union, for conversations with three prominent speakers on the role of women of color in the fight for enfranchisement.
We will explore this country’s voting rights legacy and what it means to use the vote to create a just future that respects the dignity of every human being.
The Great Fight to Win the Vote
with Elaine Weiss
October 8, 2020, 6:30-7:45pm | Online
The author of The Women’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote will discuss the historical context of the Nineteenth Amendment, the political factors that challenged its ratification, and the parallels to today’s political environment.
How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All
with Dr. Martha S. Jones
October 13, 2020, 6:30-7:45pm | Online
Dr. Jones will discuss the often-overlooked work of Black women to win the vote and shape the story of American democracy. This program is co-sponsored by the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice.
How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black Women
with Brent Staples
October 20, 2020, 6:30-7:45pm | Online
The New York Times editorial board writer will explore the complex relationship between the Nineteenth Amendment and white supremacy.