I love all of the women’s history events going on around Salem this year. “Seeing Citizens: Picturing American Women’s Fight for the Vote” held by the SSU History Dept. and the Essex National Heritage looks awesome, too. Details of this event are per Facebook. Image used is by Teresa Nevic.
“The History Department at Salem State University and the Essex Heritage National Area invite you to a presentation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment by Dr. Allison K. Lange, Assistant Professor of History at the Wentworth Institute and Visiting Curator at the Schlesinger Library, Harvard University.
Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement
Since the nation’s founding, Americans have used images to define power and gender roles. Popular pictures praised male presidents, while cartoons mocked women who sought rights. Women’s rights activists like Sojourner Truth and Susan B. Anthony challenged these powerful pictures by distributing portraits that featured women as political leaders. Over time, suffragists developed a national visual campaign to change ideas about gender and politics and win voting rights. Allison Lange’s talk is based on her book, Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, published in May 2020 by the University of Chicago Press.
Allison K. Lange is an assistant professor of history at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. She received her PhD in history from Brandeis University. Lange’s book, Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, will be published in May 2020 by the University of Chicago Press. The book focuses on the ways that women’s rights activists and their opponents used images to define gender and power during the suffrage movement.
Various institutions have supported her work, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Library of Congress, and American Antiquarian Society. Lange has presented her work at conferences such as the American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, and Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. Her writing has appeared in Imprint, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post.
Lange also engages in public history. She has worked with the National Women’s History Museum and curated exhibitions for the Boston Public Library’s Leventhal Map Center. In preparation for the 2020 centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, she is curating exhibitions at the Massachusetts Historical Society and Harvard’s Schlesinger Library.”
This event takes place on September 10, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Visitor’s Center, 2 New Liberty St. Salem, MA 01970. Tickets are available here. Enjoy!! <3
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