Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
An Evening with Dr. Sarah Milov
Kicking off the annual Georgia History Festival, the Georgia Historical Society and UVaClub of Savannah will host a lecture with Dr. Sarah Milov, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia, that explores the legacy of the struggle for women’s suffrage. The 2019-2020 Festival will explore the theme, “Women’s Suffrage at 100: The 19th Amendment and Georgia History.”
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. By enfranchising women, the amendment represented a significant achievement for the project of American democracy. But for many suffragists in the early twentieth century, the vote was imagined only as a component of what it meant for women to have full citizenship. This lecture will focus on how different groups of women over the past hundred years have aspired to full inclusion in the political arena. Join us for this engaging and timely presentation!
October 10, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. Free and open to the public
Christ Church Episcopal – Johnson Square
28 Bull Street
About Dr. Sarah Milov
Sarah Milov is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia. A former fellow of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, she has written on the tobacco industry, the rise of e-cigarettes, and the grassroots fight to battle climate change. Her research explores how organized interest groups and everyday Americans influence government policy.