Announcing the 2021 Bacon Lecture by Manisha Sinha on April 14

Please join the Boston University History Department for the 2021 annual Gaspar G. Bacon Lecture. Professor Manisha Sinha, the Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut will examine the long genealogy of the Nineteenth Amendment in the history of abolitionist feminism. It revisits the Reconstruction debates over women’s suffrage to argue that rather than a setback, this period was a formative one in the emergence of women’s suffrage. The roots of the Nineteenth Amendment lie in the nineteenth century especially among those black and white women who refused to give up on the intersectional nature of the struggle for black and women’s rights.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 5:30 PM Eastern Time via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public.

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