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Women + Power: 100 Years After the 19th Amendment

In the summer and fall of 2020, the Center for Brooklyn History (formerly Brooklyn Historical Society) and the Ms. Foundation for Women marked the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment with a multi-part series that unpacked five areas of power. Among the featured speakers were Tressie McMillan Cottom, Stacey Abrams, Sallie Krawcheck, and Kandace Montgomery.

The ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920 guaranteed the right to vote to white women, but not to women of color. This series of programs reflect on this moment of triumph for some, and inequality for many others, with discussions and explorations of the relationship between gender, power and the ongoing struggle for equality.

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Thanks to our programming partner

This series was proudly presented in partnership with the Ms. Foundation for Women.

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Thanks to our programming partner

This series was proudly presented in partnership with the Ms. Foundation for Women.

CBH proudly joined the Women’s Suffrage NYC Centennial Consortium, a citywide collaboration of cultural organizations marking the history of women’s suffrage and the ongoing struggles for gender and racial equity.

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CBH proudly joined the Women’s Suffrage NYC Centennial Consortium, a citywide collaboration of cultural organizations marking the history of women’s suffrage and the ongoing struggles for gender and racial equity.

Thanks to our funders

Comcast NBCUniversal
Dobkin Family Foundation
Susan and Charles Knight
Delores M. Komar and Susan M. Wolford
Catherine Raphael
Amy Rugel
Catherine Samuels
Michael Stars Foundation, Suzanne Lerner