Episode 10: Dr Treva Lindsey- Women of Color and Universal Suffrage

In this episode, Dr Treva Lindsey discusses the role that women of color have played in the struggle for the right to vote both before the 19th Amendment was passed and since. Dr Lindsey is an Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University and author of Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

This episode of Real Issues: Real Conversations podcast is one of a number of special episodes that Ohio Humanities is publishing during 2020 to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage in the United States. The 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, was ratified in August of 1920. 


In this episode, Dr Treva Lindsey discusses the role that women of color have played in the struggle for the right to vote both before the 19th Amendment was passed and since. Dr Lindsey is an Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Ohio State University and author of Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

In an initiative developed by League of Women Voters of Ohio and supported by Ohio Humanities, Dr Lindsey has collaborated to create a “Woman Suffrage All-Ages Reading List” and a discussion guide titled “The Complicated Struggle For Woman Suffrage.” Both can be accessed via the Suffrage Centennial page of the League of Women Voters of Ohio website.

Dr Lindsey is interviewed by folklorist and radio producer Rachel Hopkin.
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