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Remember The Ladies: A Conversation about Women’s Suffrage and Race

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Remember The Ladies: A Conversation about Women’s Suffrage and Race
Thursday, October 8, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Free with RSVP
While history has tended to obscure the role African Americans, women and men, played in the women’s suffrage movement, they were a part of the struggle from the beginning. To honor their work, we must make our votes count. Angela P. Dodson’s book “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box” chronicles the earliest stirrings of the women’s movement in the United States, arising out of the abolition movement, and traces women’s political gains to the present.
On Thursday, October 8, the African American Museum in Philadelphia invites you to join us for an online dialogue with “Remember the Ladies” author Angela Dodson. For this important, timely discussion, Dodson will be joined in conversation by her husband Michael I. Days, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion of the Philadelphia Media Network and author of “Obama’s Legacy: What He Accomplished as President.”
Registrants will receive a Zoom link for this dialogue via email prior to the event. Register today! Please email us at jclaiborne@aampmuseum.org with any questions.
More on our featured speakers:
Angela P. Dodson is author of “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box” about the woman suffrage movement in the United States and women’s political gains up to the present. Published in hardback by Center Street in May 2017, it was released in paperback March 5, 2019. She also wrote the introduction to the 100th anniversary edition of “Jailed for Freedom: A First-Person Account of the Militant Fight for Woman Suffrage,” released March 3, 2020, by Black Dog and Levanthal.
“Remember the Ladies” was named a best book of 2017 by the Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily-News/Philly.com and an AudioFile Best of 2017 in Biography & History. Dodson is an independent editor, writer and consultant. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Marshall University and a master’s degree in journalism and public affairs from the American University. Angela is a former senior editor and former Style editor for the New York Times. She is the former executive editor of Black Issues Book Review. She has most recently been an online editor and book reviewer for DIVERSE: Issues In Higher Education. She was also the host of an award-winning, radio program, “Black Catholics, Yes!” about Black Roman Catholics for the Diocese of Trenton, NJ. She received the Trailblazer award from the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists in 2018. In recent years, Dodson has edited and ghost-written books for major publishers and numerous self-published authors of fiction and nonfiction. A native of Beckley, West Virginia, she was reared mostly in western and south-central Pennsylvania and returned as a teenager to the Charleston, West Virginia-area.
Angela is married to Michael I. Days, vice president for diversity and inclusion of the Philadelphia Media Network and author of “Obama’s Legacy: What He Accomplished as President,” also published by Center Street. He was most recently editor of The Philadelphia Daily News, and has served as managing editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Michael is the national president of the News Leaders Association. The couple raised four sons, brothers they adopted in 1991.

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Date:
October 8
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1477980709066209/

Organizer

The African American Museum in Philadelphia