Voting Rights 1870, 1920, 1965, 2020
2020 marks several significant anniversaries in the history of voting: 150 years of women's suffrage in Utah, the centennial of national female suffrage, and 55 years since the Voting Rights Act. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah State University will host a two-day symposium addressing voting rights from a humanities perspective. This Tanner Symposium commemorates historic events, but goes a step further by asking: 1) Who was left out of these landmark changes? 2) Who is still struggling for access to voting rights? The first day will include historical presentations on suffrage culminating in a keynote by Dr. Carol Anderson, author of One Person, No Vote. Day Two will begin on campus then move to downtown Logan for a community celebration at the Historic Cache County Courthouse and a public screening of short historical films entitled "Unladylike" at the Utah Theatre with a discussion to follow.
Funded project of Utah Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.