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She Persisted, and Resisted: Four Centuries of Women in America

Session 1 of 4-Session Evening Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1B0249
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Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, ca. 1891 (Library Of Congress)

Historian Elisabeth Griffith, a biographer of suffrage pioneer Elizabeth Cady Stanton, leads a fast-paced series that examines the history of women in America from the colonial period through second-wave feminism. Each session covers approximately a century of American history, tracing the advances, setbacks, accomplishments, and complications of the nation’s diverse women.

LECTURE TOPIC

Colonial Dames, Servants, Slaves, and Free Black and Native Women (1600–1770)

What about a new world benefitted women? Is American history a chronicle of women losing, rather than gaining, rights?

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Smithsonian Connections

For a few decades after the 1776 adoption of New Jersey’s state constitution, women and black people could vote. Smithsonian.com reports on that short-lived enfranchisement, and how these rights were revoked.

American Women's History Initiative

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)