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Let Ohio Women Vote with Kimberly Hamlin
May 18, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Professor Hamlin served as the historical consultant for the CET/Think-TV documentary Let Ohio Women Vote, which chronicles the role of Ohio women in securing the vote — from Frances Wright, who in 1828 became the first woman to speak in public in Cincinnati, to Oberlin graduate Mary Church Terrell who became the founding president of the National Association of Colored Women in 1890 — and highlights Ohio’s important role in women’s activism. The film points out the vital links between abolition and women’s rights and connects the story of the 19th Amendment to ongoing debates about voting rights and voter access. Viewers will be encouraged to think about what issues propelled women into activism, the role of race/racism in securing women’s right to vote, and the connections between women’s personal and political lives.