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Queering Women's Suffrage in the United States
Join us for a conversation with scholars Anya Jabour, Regents Professor of History at the University of Montana, and Wendy L. Rouse, Associate Professor of History at San José State University. Jabor is the author of “Sophonisba Breckinridge: Championing Women's Activism in Modern America” (2019), and Rouse recently published “Public Faces, Secret Lives: A Queer History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement” (2022). Moderated by Kate Clarke Lemay, acting senior historian at the National Portrait Gallery, this conversation will explore how queer history intersects with that of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. This program is part of the Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia Conversation Series in LGBTQ+ Portraiture. A statement from Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia: "Don and I are honored to sponsor this program as we especially want to continue to create a safe space to discuss critical issues around LGBTQ+ identity and art. We have enjoyed this series so much, as it has provided our viewers with robust conversation around the issues of LGBTQ+ identity and promises to continue to do so. We are looking forward to tonight’s presentation celebrating the work historians Anya Jabour and Wendy Rouse have done to bring queer suffragists out of closet and into mainstream scholarship. Their smart, innovative research helps us better understand the rich biographies of the women who helped secure one of America’s most sacred rights – the power to vote. So, thank you all for being here, for your curiosity, and for joining us in the belief that portraiture is powerful."
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