Suffragist Saturday Symposium — Nov. 21, 2pm

Saturday Symposium–Our Vote: Suffragist Saturday

“Votes for Women” [purple and gold felt pennant], undated. Woman Suffrage Collection

Join the College of Arts & Sciences for a Saturday Symposium to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote! This interdisciplinary program will examine the courageous fight to win the right to vote in public elections. We’ll look at the suffrage movement in Delaware and beyond, African American women and the vote, and the culture that surrounded the crusade.

  • Anne Boylan, University of Delaware professor emerita of history, speaking on the suffrage movement in Delaware
  • Margaret Stetz, University of Delaware, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies, discussing theatre and spectacle in the suffrage campaign
  • Carol Scott, UD student, Africana Studies and Spanish, will speak on her research into suffragist Blanche Williams Stubbs and African American women’s suffrage
  • L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin, University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press, Manuscripts Librarian and Curator, Joseph R. Biden, Jr., senatorial papers, introducing “Votes for Delaware Women: A Centennial Exhibit,” a virtual exhibit of the Special Collections Gallery of Morris Library
Moderator: Mikayla Harden, graduate student, History
The program will provide ample opportunity for questions and answers with the panel after the presentations. More information is available at