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Film, Video The Impact of the Women's Suffrage Movement Today

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  • The Impact of the Women's Suffrage Movement Today


  • The Law Library of Congress commemorated Human Rights Day with a panel discussion on the women's suffrage movement and how it impacts women's rights today with author Corrine McConnaughy and journalist Elaine Weiss.

Event Date

  • December 10, 2019


  • -  Corrine McConnaughy is an associate professor of political science at the George Washington University. She holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Michigan, and has previously held faculty positions at the University of Texas at Austin, the Ohio State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research is largely focused on the conduct and consequences of identity politics, with emphasis on the roles race and gender play in American politics, and on the development of political institutions. She is the author of a book on the partisan and coalitional politics of women's voting rights, "The Woman Suffrage Movement in America: A Reassessment." Her research has appeared in a range of academic journals including the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Politics & Gender, Studies in American Political Development and American Politics Research. She is an occasional contributor to the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog and regularly writes and comments on gender and race issues in politics for other media outlets, including Vox, the New York Times, HuffPost, PBS, and CNN.
  • -  Elaine Weiss is a Baltimore-based journalist and author, whose feature writing has been recognized with awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, and her byline has appeared in many national publications, as well as in reports for National Public Radio. Her long-form writing garnered a Pushcart Prize "Editor's Choice" award, and she is a MacDowell Colony Fellow. Weiss' new book, "The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote" has critical acclaim from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the New Yorker, among others. She has presented talks about the book and the woman suffrage movement at the Library of Congress, National Archives, New York Historical Society and many other venues. "The Woman's Hour" was a finalist for the 2019 Chautauqua Prize and won the American Bar Association's highest honor, the 2019 Silver Gavel Award. Steven Speilberg's Amblin production company has optioned the book for adaptation, with Hillary Rodham Clinton serving as executive producer.

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  • 1 hours 10 minutes 51 seconds

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