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‘Oglethorpe’s Year of Suffrage’ celebrates the 19th Amendment centennial

Oglethorpe University has announced its lineup for “Oglethorpe’s Year of Suffrage,” a two-semester-long program of events in recognition of the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

The Philip Weltner Library has coordinated with faculty across campus to bring a full series of lectures, concerts, film screenings and more to help students and the entire OU Community reflect on the landmark legislation.

A Flyer that reads: The Philip Welter Library Presents: A Celebration of Suffrage. "The Making of a Feminist Icon: Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own, and the Suffrage Movement," A Lecture by Sarah Terry. Wednesday, September 30th, 6-7 PM. Join us on Zoom!

The inaugural event, “The Making of a Feminist Icon: Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own, and the Suffrage Movement,” will take place on Wednesday, September 30 at 6 PM via Zoom. Hosted by Dr. Sarah Terry, associate professor of English and director of the core program, this lecture will explore Woolf’s seminal works, “A Room of One’s Own,” and “Three Guineas,” and how they fit in to the larger women’s suffrage movement.

The full programming for Oglethorpe’s Year of Suffrage includes:

10/7, 6 PM: Janelle Pham (Assistant Professor of Sociology), “The Women’s Movement: Beyond the Waves” [Watch]

10/21, 6 PM: Rhana Gittens (Assistant Professor of Communication Studies), “‘What if I Am a Woman?’ Maria W. Stewart and Black Feminist Activism

1/17, 4 PM: Wanda Yang Temko (Affiliate Artist in Voice and Lecturer for Core Studies) and Brent Runnels (Senior Lecturer in Music and Director of Music), Musical Performance

1/27, 6 PM: Jay Lutz (Professor of French and Frances I. Eeraerts ’76 Professor of Foreign Language), “Turn-of-the-Century French Suffragettes”

2/11, 6 PM: Jessica Handler (Lecturer of English), “Using Primary Sources to Create Narratives: A Hands On Exercise”

2/24, 6 PM: Jessica Tomkins (Visiting Assistant Professor of History), “Suffragettes: The Modern Antidote to an Ancient Problem, or: How the Ancient World Created Female Suppression”

3/18, 6 PM: Lejla Marijam Ibrahimbegovic (Lecturer of Core Studies), “Marija Jurić Zagorka: Croatian Feminist Icon”

Please visit OUConnect to stay up-to-date on Oglethorpe’s Year of Suffrage programming and to find links to the virtual events.


Did you know? Oglethorpe is offering a cadre of fall courses dedicated to women and gender, with more to be announced for spring semester. Current classes include:

  • COR-101: Narratives of the Self (Ibrahimbegovic; Wild)
  • COR-301: Historical Perspective on the Social Order (Tompkins)
  • ENG-340: Woolf and Morrison (Terry)
  • HIS-290: Women and Gender in the Ancient World (Tompkins)
  • POL-290: Black Feminist Thought (Momon)
  • FMS-490: French New Wave Cinema (Lutz)
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