Events Archive: 2020-21

The 19th Amendment: Votes for Women


In recognition of Constitution Day and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, VCU Libraries and the Richmond Public Library present a series of interview videos exploring the history of female suffrage. Videos feature:

The event is free and open to all. For questions or accommodations, please contact the VCU Libraries Events Office at

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

Additional resources related to the Eastman video:

Additional resources related to the Browne-Marshall video:

Additional resources related to the Aughenbaugh video:


This event is sponsored by VCU Libraries and Richmond Public Library.

Image: Equal Suffrage League of Richmond, Va. in front of Washington Monument, Capitol Square, Richmond, VCU Libraries Gallery