Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement

September 23, 2020 |

Join us for a virtual Bookmark Series event featuring Allison Lange, Ph.D. on her recent book, Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, published in May 2020 by the University of Chicago Press.  Picturing Political Power explores how suffragists pioneered one of the first extensive visual campaigns in modern American history, tracing the ways that women’s rights reformers and their opponents used images to define gender and power in the United States.  Dr. Lange will be joined by Joe Cavanaugh, SAC ’22 International Business Major from Hingham, MA and Courtney Hull, SAC ‘23 International Relations Major from Athens, Ohio for a moderated discussion.

Allison K. Lange is an associate professor of history at the Wentworth Institute of Technology and leading expert on the suffrage movement and 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  She was a major contributor to an August 2018 TIME magazine article on the suffrage movement, and In May 2019 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. 12th District, invited her to a reception at the Capitol to mark the 100th anniversary of the House’s passing the 19th Amendment. She has been awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her work. Her writing has appeared in Imprint, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post.

Dr. Lange has worked with the National Women’s History Museum and curated exhibitions for the Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map Center. In preparation for the 2020 centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, she curated exhibitions at the Massachusetts Historical Society and Harvard’s Schlesinger Library. She received her PhD in history from Brandeis University. 

Free and open to the public.  Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions about joining the webinar. 

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September 23, 2020 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM