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.
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.
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood—representative for Illinois’s 14th congressional district and a 2009 MSN/MPH alum—sat with Dean Patricia Davidson for a fireside chat during Alumni Weekend for the university’s School of Nursing.
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.