Women’s fight to vote to be topic of author’s talk
11/3/2017, 2:13 a.m.
Former New York Times Editor Angela P. Dodson will talk about her new book, “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box,” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia in Jackson Ward.
Ms. Dodson’s book focuses on women and their fight to gain the vote. Women won the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Aug. 18, 1920.
The discussion will draw comparisons to women’s roles in politics in the past to Hillary Clinton’s historic bid for the U.S. presidency in 2016.
Ms. Dodson will sign copies of her book after her talk.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Black History Museum and Cultural Center is located at 122 W. Leigh St.