September 2020 Program

African Americans and the Vote Lecture and Workshop

Black Suffragists: Pre-Civil War through the 19th Amendment and 2020 Voter Participation Update

Presenters: Dr. Gwendy Harris (Retired Rutgers University and Charleston Area Branch of ASALH) and Dr. Paula Orr (President of the Links Incorporated, Charleston SC Chapter)

Black Suffragists Lecture 7-8 pm- Gwendolyn Harris, PhD

One hundred years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment this study reviews Black Women’s suffrage from the pre-Civil War period through the ratification.  Focus is placed on the participation and marginalization of Black Women in the larger suffrage movement. The work of two noted suffragists, Ida B Wells-Barnett and Mary Church Terrell is highlighted.

Voter Participation Workshop 8-9 pm- Paula Orr, MD

The Links COVID-19 Civic Participation Task Force will provide information on the process of voting in the November 3, 2020 election as impacted by the pandemic. The task force toolkit will be discussed

https://form.jotform.com/jsform/202579200737152

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