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About the Speakers
Carolyn Eastman, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the VCU Department of History. Her research focuses on the history of early America and the Atlantic with an emphasis on gender and political culture. She is the author of the award-winning book Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public After the Revolution.
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, JD/MA, is a professor of constitutional law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY). She taught in the Africana Studies Program at Vassar College prior to John Jay. She is a civil rights attorney who litigated cases for Southern Poverty Law Center in Alabama, Community Legal Services in Philadelphia and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Inc. She is the author of many articles and several books including The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice and Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present.
John Aughenbaugh, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the VCU department of Political Science. Prior to coming to VCU, he was an administrator at Virginia Tech, working as associate director of Virginia Tech's Richmond Center and as an economic and community development specialist in the Office of Economic Development.
Additional resources related to the Eastman video:
- Ellen Carol DuBois, Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote (Simon & Schuster, 2020)
- Martha S. Jones, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All (Basic, 2020)
- Sara Hunter Graham, "Woman Suffrage in Virginia: The Equal Suffrage League and Pressure-Group Politics, 1909-1920," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 101, no. 2 (1993): 227-50
Additional resources related to the Browne-Marshall video:
- She Took Justice (City Lights, forthcoming)
- The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016)
- Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present (Routledge, 2013)
Additional resources related to the Aughenbaugh video:
- Baker v Carr, 1962
- Wesberry v Sanders, 1964
- Reynolds v Sims, 1964
- Harper v Virginia Board of Elections, 1966
- Voting Rights Act of 1965
This event is sponsored by VCU Libraries and Richmond Public Library.