The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
and the CLASS Special Committee on Race and Social Justice
cordially invite you to attend the
2nd CLASS Race and Social Justice Lecture (2020-21)
in partnership with 
Center for Public History
Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Guest Speaker
Martha S. Jones, JD, Ph.D

Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor
and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University

Vanguard:
When Black Women Led the Fight for Voting Rights

Dr. Jones’ lecture repositions suffrage history to place African American women as key sojourners to achieve the vote, which was not assured for women of color with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Telling a story of how women defied racism and sexism in their challenges to disenfranchisement, she shows how they were instrumental in pressuring for the 1965 Voting Rights Act and speaks to why this history matters today



Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 6:00 p.m. CST
Location: Online Live-Stream

Daniel P. O’Connor, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Professor, Health and Human Performance

Event contact: Diedra Fontaine, Director of Alumni Relations | classeve@uh.edu

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