Event Lectures and Symposia Searching for Suffrage with Kimberly Hamlin

Date and Location

  • When: Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

  • Where: Online Only

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In honor of Women's History Month, Kimberly A. Hamlin discusses her new book, "Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener." The book details Gardener's life as a "fallen woman," who confronted restrictive social mores at an early age, and tracks her growing activism for women's rights that culminated in the passage of the 19th Amendment and her appointment by President Wilson as the highest ranking female civil servant in the federal government.

The discussion will demonstrate how researchers search for and discover relevant materials within the women's history, presidential, congressional and other collections of the Library of Congress.

Hamlin is associate professor of history and global and intercultural studies at Miami University in Ohio, and is a faculty affiliate of the school's women's, gender and sexuality studies program.

Register for the program here.