Tarleton, TCC co-host history symposium highlighting 19th Amendment

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STEPHENVILLE — The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote.

To note the centennial, Tarleton State University and Tarrant County College will co-host a history symposium — Women and Politics: The Nineteenth Amendment and Its Legacy — Thursday, March 19, at Tarleton’s Fort Worth campus, 10850 Texan Rider Drive.

The third annual symposium begins with a welcome at 9 a.m. in Suites 121 and 122, followed by four sessions led by academic presenters and a lunch with Dr. Susan M. Hartman, distinguished professor of history and women’s studies at Ohio State University.

All sessions and presentations are free to the public, however, seating is limited.

Dr. Susan N. Hartman will give the keynote address at the upcoming History Symposium.

Hartman has written several books on women and politics. She is a fellow of the Society of American Historians and recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Her expertise spans U.S. history since 1877; women’s, gender and sexuality history; and power, culture and the state, with current research exploring the reshaping of American politics and policy after World War II. Her works include From Margin to Mainstream: American Women and Politics since 1960The Home Front and Beyond: American Women in the 1940sThe Other Feminists: Activists in the Liberal Establishment, and Truman and the 80th Congress.

Her keynote address, “What Women Had to Do to Win the Vote,” will highlight the suffrage movement.

The four sessions throughout the day address women’s activism in Texas, women in recent political movements, and the current presidential race.

Session 1
9:15-10:30 a.m.
“Women’s Political Activism in Texas History”
Presented by Nancy Baker (Sam Houston State University), W. Marvin Dulaney (UT Arlington) and Leach Ochoa (TCU)

Session 2
10:45 a.m.-noon
“Women and Politics: 1990s-Today”
Presented by Tanden Foust (Tarleton), Joanne Green (TCU), Melayne Price (Prairie View A&M) and Marcie Reynolds (Tarleton)

Session 3
2-3:15 p.m.
“The Power of Local Politics and Women Voters”
Presented by TCC Trinity River and Connect Campuses faculty James Conway, Allegra Davis, Rik Sehgal and Corena White

Session 4
3:30-4:45 p.m.
“Why Didn’t Woman Suffrage Create More Change?”
Presented by TCC South and Connect Campuses faculty Brian Johnson, Lee Snaples and Misty Wilson

For more information, contact Dr. Jensen Branscombe at branscombe@tarleton.edu or 254-968-0596.


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