Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library is providing online suffrage lessons for learners of all ages to explore the long, complex, and ongoing efforts to ensure full citizenship for women in the United States.
Suffrage School opened on June 1, 2020, and will release new videos at regular intervals for the remainder of the centennial year. Each lesson in Suffrage School connects in rich and unpredictable ways to the Library’s Long 19th Amendment Project, which tackles the tangled history of gender and American citizenship. Every module is anchored by a short informal video in which the guest instructor “opens” a primary source from the Schlesinger’s collections, helping students and teachers to understand both the text (or object) and its historical context. Each lesson includes a link to the digitized documents, questions to guide further reflection, and—in some cases—additional readings.
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