Panel Discussion, Partner Event, Online Video     Series: Suffrage Centennial

Nevertheless, They Persisted: Stories from the Long History of Suffrage

The long history of suffrage includes not only ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 but also of the 15th Amendment in 1870 and passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 — as well as myriad changes to citizenship laws and policies regarding access to the ballot box throughout that time and until today.

The Oregon Historical Society’s powerful new exhibit, Nevertheless, They Persisted: Women’s Voting Rights and the 19th Amendment, explores crucial and sometimes little-known aspects of this history, with an emphasis on the ways Oregonians have impacted it. Advisors with deep knowledge of suffrage history were crucial in creating the exhibit, and several of them have agreed to speak at this panel discussion, offering some of their favorite stories from suffrage history and taking questions from the audience.

This program is presented in partnership with the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education and the Oregon Women’s History Consortium.

About the Speakers

Janice Dilg is the principal of HistoryBuilt, a historical consulting firm, and curator of the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education’s core exhibition, Discrimination and Resistance, An Oregon Primer.

Janice Dilg

Kimberly Jensen is Professor of History and Gender Studies at Western Oregon University and a board member of the Oregon Women's History Consortium.

Dr. Kimberly Jensen 

Angie Morrill earned her PhD in ethnic studies at University of California, San Diego, in 2016. Her fields of research include Native feminisms, Indigenous studies, and critical race studies. Morrill is director of the Title VI Indian Education for Portland Public Schools and an enrolled member of The Klamath Tribes.

Angie Morrill

Linda Tamura  is Professor Emerita of Education at Willamette University and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Oregon Encyclopedia.

Linda Tamura

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