Untold Stories of the Suffrage Movement: Old Capitol Roundtable

The League of Women Voters of Johnson County, the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums and the University of Iowa Public Policy Center will continue the 100th anniversary commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment with a series of public webinars. These sessions examine the suffragists' work at the national, state and local levels that took the nation through the first step toward gender quality: a woman's right to vote. A monumental step, it was the first of many—some still ahead.

The second in this series Untold Stories of the Suffrage Movement: Old Capitol Roundtable will highlight intersectionality within the suffrage movement to dispel misunderstandings and correct what history missed or got wrong about women of color during the suffrage and women's rights movements. The 19th Amendment did not make equality for all. We examine.

Carolina Kaufman, Director of Education and Engagement at the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, will moderate the discussion, honoring International Women's Day and Women's History Month. Panelists include Diana Henry, African American Museum of Iowa and educator (retired), Shereena Honary, UIPM staff and Hard Won; Not Done exhibition co-curator, Alexia Sanchez, a UI alum who is now working as a fellow at the U.S Senate, and Suzanne Wanatee, Clerk of Court of the ‎Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa and representative of the Meskwaki Nation.

This session is free with required registration. Sign up HERE.

This event is in conjunction with the Pentacrest Museums exhibit, Hard Won, Not Done: A Century's Struggle (now available as a virtual exhibit). Some associated public programming was canceled in 2020 due to closure. These webinars revive this thoughtful programming and expand to home audiences. 

Date and Time:
at 12:00 PM

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Carolina Kaufman in advance at or Carolina-kaufman@uiowa.edu