“Images in the Women's Suffrage Movement” by Allison Lange

Date: June 4, 2020 at 7 p.m.
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  • American Antiquarian Society
  • 185 Salisbury Street
  • Worcester, MA
  • 508-755-5221
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Presented By: American Antiquarian Society

“Images in the Women's Suffrage Movement”
by Allison Lange

In this talk based on her new book, Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women’s Suffrage Movement (forthcoming May 2020), Allison Lange talks about gender, images, and political power from the founding of the United States through the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. She will discuss the popular pictures that mocked female reformers and the ways that women’s rights supporters responded to them by developing a national visual campaign that used images to win voting rights and change ideas about gender.

A small display of items related to the early women’s suffrage movement from the AAS collections will be on view in the Learning Lab beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Allison K. Lange is an assistant professor of history at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. 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. Various institutions have supported her work, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Library of Congress, and the American Antiquarian Society. 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.

 

 

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