Anniversaries of Independence

  • July 2, 2020 • 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Zoom

The year 2020 marks the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment (women’s right to vote) and the founding of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Join Washington University Libraries as we celebrate the 4th of July and these two important anniversaries in the fight for equality and freedom. The virtual event will feature an abridged reading of the speech “The Declaration of the Rights of the Women of the United States” and a panel discussion on women’s suffrage and the ACLU featuring Elizabeth Katz, associate professor of law at Washington University, and Miranda Rectenwald, Washington University Libraries’ curator of Local History. More details

Please register by July 1 to receive the Zoom link to join this event.

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Event Schedule

1:00pm (CST) Welcome and Reading
Welcome from Denise Stephens, University Librarian and Vice Provost
Declaration of Rights of the Women of the United States (July 4, 1876), read by Lee Anne Mathews

1:30pm (CST) Panel discussion
Elizabeth Katz, Professor of Law
Miranda Rectenwald, Curator of Local History at University Libraries
Moderated by Vernon Mitchell, Academic Engagement Manager for Special Collections at University Libraries
The panel discussion will feature short presentations from the panelists, followed by a discussion led by the moderator and Q&A from the audience.

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