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

  • When: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Where: Available for streaming via CFW  Facebook Page and CFW YouTube channel Please visit either page on August 19 at 7:00 p.m. (EST) to view the virtual event. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel beforehand. Streaming is made possible through CFW’s partnership with Montgomery College Television.
  • Cost: Free
  • Who Can Attend: Open to the public; all ages welcome!

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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Resources from our community partners

  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

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