African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920 by Rosalyn Terborg-Penn.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the U.S. in 2020, the Library is hosting a quarterly book club dedicated to reading about the history of that event. The current selection is African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920 by Rosalyn Terborg-Penn. Analyzing the women's own stories, the author examines why they joined the woman suffrage movement in the United States and how they participated in it - with white women, Black men, as members of African American women's organizations, or simultaneously in all three. The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Sharon Cranford. Co-hosted by the League of Women Voters Wichita-Metro.
A limited number of books are available for check-out at the Evergreen Branch Library. Registration is required; call 303-8181 or register online. This program is limited to 20 participants. Face masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed. To learn more about current Library operations, visit wichitalibrary.org/covid-19.