Instagram Live: A Discussion on Women’s Suffrage with Kate Clarke Lemay and Lara Vapnek
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 12:00 p.m. EST
Experience the museum’s first Instagram Live! Portrait Gallery historian Kate Clarke Lemay and Professor Lara Vapnek, who teaches history at St. John’s University, will delve into the long history of suffrage activism in the United States. On Aug. 18, 1920, the movement for women’s voting rights culminated in Tennessee’s vote to ratify the 19th amendment, providing the two-thirds majority of states needed for the amendment to become law. The conversation will highlight Leonora O’Reilly, a “working girl” from New York City who became a leading suffrage advocate, and whose portrait is in the museum’s collection. This conversation will also serve as an early celebration of Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26.