March 7, 2021
Naper Settlement, IL 60540
Historian Joan Marie Johnson will show how the donations that some wealthy women gave funded new tactics and strategies in the women’s suffrage movement, and helped women get the right to vote in 1920. Following the Money shows how women made change possible, despite the causes of inequality in a movement for equality.
History Speaks - Following the Money in the Women’s Suffrage Movement
Sunday, March 7, 2021
Historian Joan Marie Johnson will show how the donations that some wealthy women gave funded new tactics and strategies in the women’s suffrage movement, and helped women get the right to vote in 1920.
Joan Marie Johnson has written extensively about the history of women and gender, philanthropy, feminism, race, social reform, and education, including: Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870-1967 (2017). She is currently writing a history of the American women’s suffrage movement for use in college classrooms. She taught women’s history at Northeastern Illinois University for 12 years, was the co-founder and co-director of the Newberry Seminar on Women and Gender at the Newberry Library in Chicago, and now is the Director for Faculty in the Office of the Provost, Northwestern University. She received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her doctorate in history from UCLA.
This lecture is on Zoom, and pre-registration is required. Registrants will receive a Zoom invitation with information on how to access the virtual lecture prior to the event. Please note: only 100 spaces are available per lecture on a first-come, first-served basis.