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The timeline of American suffrage and what we can learn from civil rights organizations and initiatives of the past. OUR VOTE will mark the 100th-year commemoration of the 19th Amendment (allowing women the vote) and the 150th-year commemoration of the 15th Amendment (allowing non-white men the vote).


The importance of community support and allegiance in the protection of democracy and human rights. This initiative focuses on and illuminates the impact of social justice advocacy, the democratic process and laws which both advance and restrict rights of citizenship and political access nationally.


The victories of suffrage and what can be achieved through advocacy. OUR VOTE allows the University opportunities to inform the student and campus community regarding issues of racial and gender justice, human rights, the power of voting and social and political inclusion and exclusion in contemporary life everywhere.

  • Feb. 24th, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

     In 1968, Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American congresswoman. Four years later, she became the first black woman to seek a major party‚Äôs nomination for the U.S. presidency. 

    Followed by guest speaker Cheryl Hicks, UD Departments of Africana Studies and History

  • Feb. 27th, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

    The first meeting of the Office of Equity & Inclusion's spring bookclub. We will discuss Part 1 of "Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote" by Susan Ware. Register at

  • Mar. 3rd, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Join us and celebrate the impact of Black women in obtaining voting rightsfor women and all Americans for more than a century.

    Sponsored by the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum, and held at the Murphy Fine Arts Center, this symposium will include a keynote address and a panel discussion by leading scholars. The panel will be moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist E.R. Shipp.A book signing will follow in the James E. Lewis Museum of Art. 

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