The Philadelphia Area Consortium for Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) and In Her Own Right project team invite you to join us in exploring a century of women’s activism leading to the passage of the 19th Amendment. The symposium celebrates more than 5 years of work on the In Her Own Right project: http://inherownright.org/

March 18-19, 2021

Martha S. Jones, Keynote

Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History, and a Professor at the SNF Agora Institute at The Johns Hopkins University

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Program Overview

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE - subject to change

Thursday, March 18, 2021

  • 9:00 – 10:00am Opening Plenary and Session #1
  • 10:15 – 11:30am Friendship and Relationships Between Women
  • 11:45am – 12:45pm Professional Women
  • 2:00 – 3:00pm
    • Track 1: Peacemakers
    • Track 2: Women in Politics
  • 3:15 – 4:15pm
    • Track 1: Undisputed Dignity: Preserving Anna Julia Cooper's Legacy Through Her Archives
    • Track 2: Alice Paul at the University of Pennsylvania: A Study of “The Legal Rights of Women in Pennsylvania” (1912)

Thursday, March 18, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Keynote Speaker: Martha S. Jones


Friday, March 19, 2021

  • 9:00 – 10:30am Perspectives on Suffrage
  • 10:45 – 11:45am Philanthropy with Strings
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm Antislavery Women
  • 2:00 – 3:30pm
    • Track 1: Prominence and Memory
    • Track 2: El Voto Feminino: Women and Suffrage in New Mexico's Past and Present
  • 3:45 – 4:45pm
    • Track 1: Lives Recreated in the Reconstruction Era
    • Track 2: Social Change in the WWI Era


In Her Own Right received generous support from:


We gratefully acknowledge our symposium sponsors: