Thursday, June 11, 2020

UNCG prof Dr. Mandy Cooper to explore women’s suffrage movement in virtual Asheboro library talk

Dr. Mandy L. Cooper
ASHEBORO – On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, and women achieved the long-fought-for right to vote.

For the amendment’s 100th anniversary, UNC-Greensboro lecturer Dr. Mandy L. Cooper will re-examine the fight for women’s suffrage in a live, interactive virtual talk, “Votes for Women: The Nineteenth  Amendment at 100,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23.

Log in at about 10 minutes before the scheduled time, or call in at 1-517-317-3122. For assistance, call 336-318-6808.

Although Cooper places the amendment at the center of a long and continued fight for suffrage, she also notes that some women in the U.S. already had the right to vote — and others would continue fighting for it for decades.

Cooper is a Lecturer of Women’s and Gender History at UNCG. She earned her Ph.D. in history from Duke University.

She is currently at work on a book project, Bonds of Affection: Business & Politics in the National Family, which explores the relationship between emotional family bonds & the development of the U.S. economy & governing institutions.

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