News & Announcements

University-wide Initiative Launched to Commemorate the Passage of the 19th Amendment

Beverly Wendland, dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and Senator Barbara Mikulski, Homewood Professor at Johns Hopkins, have launched a university-wide initiative to recognize the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. The year-long commemoration, which culminates on August 26th, will include partnerships with Baltimore cultural institutions, art exhibitions, special courses, and events.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Proclaims 2020 as Year of the Woman

poster for Year of the Woman

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed 2020 as the Year of the Woman in Maryland as the state prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. The state is sponsoring multiple events in commemoration.  

The Sheridan Libraries Freshman Fellows Blog About The Women’s Suffrage Movement

Freshman Fellow

Each year, the Sheridan Libraries offer Special Collections Freshman Fellowships to provide incoming students with hands-on experience using primary source materials. Two fellows in this year’s cohort, Ivy Xyn and Aarushi Krishnan, have been exploring the library’s growing collection of suffrage-related ephemera, books, and journals. Ivy recently shared some of her research thoughts and findings […]

Johns Hopkins honored for significant increase in student voter turnout


Johns Hopkins University received national recognition Tuesday for dramatically increasing student voting participation in the 2018 midterm elections compared to the previous midterm cycle four years earlier, a jump that was among the largest of any college or university in the country, according to the group that studies and releases related data. To learn more […]

Friends of the Libraries Visit Library of Congress Suffrage Exhibit

Friends of the Library at Library of Congress

Earlier this fall, the Friends of the Johns Hopkins University Libraries took a bus trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote at the Library of Congress. Read more about the exhibit and the trip on the Sheridan Libraries Blog.

Q&A with Senator Barbara Mikulski

photo of Barbara Mikulski

We asked Senator Mikulski, a member of the federal commission overseeing national celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment, to reflect on this anniversary.