Virtual Commemoration of Suffrage 2020

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The Montgomery County Commission for Women (CFW) will virtually commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the United States. In collaboration with many community partners and sponsors, the virtual event will feature special guest Robyn Muncy, Ph.D., author, guest curator of the National Archives exhibit, “Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote” and Professor of History at the University of Maryland.  Dr. Muncy will be joined by Dr. DeRionne Pollard, president of Montgomery College.

This virtual event is targeted to all ages. All members of the public are invited to tune in on August 19, at 7:00 p.m. to learn more about previous suffrage efforts, and the role of civic activists in enlisting women’s participation in voting. Youth are highly encouraged to join and participate in this educational event.

Virtual Event Details

Thank you to everyone that assisted with our event on August 19.  Did you miss the premiere?  Not a problem!  You can watch the video below.

Featured Guests: Professor Robyn Muncy, Ph.D. and Dr. DeRionne Pollard, President of Montgomery College

Professor Robyn Muncy’s scholarship and teaching focus on women, social policy, social movements, and labor/working class history in 20th Century America. Her publications have analyzed the role of women in creating social reform in the U.S. She has made many media appearances, including PBS, and guest curated the exhibit at the National Archives in Washington D.C. titled “ Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.” For a full biography, visit Dr. Muncy’s profile at the University of Maryland.
Dr. Muncy’s special presentation will cover the top three facts to remember about the suffrage movement. A brief discussion will follow with Dr. DeRionne Pollard, the president of Montgomery College. 


         Dr. Robyn Muncy
         Professor of History, University of Maryland

Professor Robyn Muncy, Ph.D.

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Dr. DeRionne Pollard
President, Montgomery College


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Thank You to Our Virtual Event Sponsors

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Resources from our Community Partners

Washington Times

Washington Times article from 1913 about the sorority’s participation in the suffrage march in 1913.

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Photos from the sorority’s re-enactment of the 1913 participation “Following in the Footsteps of our Founders” during the Centennial Celebration in 2013.

 Zeta Phi Beta Founders’ Dinner

 Zeta Phi Beta Founders’ Dinner


Above are images of the founders: Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Pearl Anna Neal, Myrtle Tyler Faithful, Viola Tyler Goings, and Fannie Pettie Watts.

  • Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, Suffrage Exhibit Panels: “ Valiant Maryland Women: The Fight For Suffrage
  • Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, “Valiant Maryland Women: The Fight For Suffrage” recorded presentation about suffrage leaders in Montgomery County
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Other Educational Resources

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