With women’s suffrage artifacts on display in the galleries, the University of Georgia’s Special Collections Libraries will celebrate Women’s History Month this March with a number of special events.
The events, co-sponsored by the UGA Institute for Women's Studies and Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and Law, include a film series and a keynote lecture.
The film series kicks off on March 2 with Iron Jawed Angels, a historical drama based on the suffrage movement in the 1910s. The Monday evening series continues with Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice on March 16, Standing on My Sister's Shoulders on March 23, and Golden Gate Girls on March 30. All screenings will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries auditorium. (UPDATE: March 16, 23, and 30 screenings are canceled.)
On Wednesday, March 4, Lisa Tetrault, associate professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University, will deliver the Women’s History Month Keynote Lecture. Tetrault, a public historian who researches and lectures on the U.S. women’s suffrage movement, will give an address entitled “Women and the Right to Vote: A History Unfinished.” The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m., and a light reception will follow.
While attending Women’s History Month events, visitors are encouraged to visit the current exhibit in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library gallery, The Strategies of Suffrage: Mobilizing a Nation for Women's Rights. The exhibit explores the women’s suffrage movement from 1848 to 1920, focusing on the visual and verbal appeals activists used to promote their message to the public. This exhibit was made possible with the collections of and generous support from the Lucy Hargrett Draper Center and Archives for the Study of the Rights of Women in History and Law.
The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries is located at 300 South Hull Street on the University of Georgia campus. Parking is available at the Hull Street parking deck immediately adjacent to the building.
For more information, contact Terri Hatfield, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-542-0066.