Peoria Public Library presents:
Hindsight in 2020: The Long Road to Universal Suffrage
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 6:30 PM CDT
Free and Open to all | Virtual Event
2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which enfranchised women to vote in all US elections. Since the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, many promoted, persuaded, and oftentimes bravely fought about equal rights under United States law. The road to enfranchisement and equal rights has had many roadblocks including Jim Crow, racism, prejudice, and still remains under construction through gerrymandering/redistricting, voting access, and election tampering.
Explore where we stand today and where we are going as we reflect on universal suffrage in American history.
Jeanne Schultz Angel is the Director of Learning Experiences & Historical Resources for Naper Settlement. She is a nonprofit administrator and museum professional with more than 24 years working within cultural institutions.
She holds a Bachelors degree in Anthropology and Masters degree in History from Illinois State University. Angel has been the executive director of three Chicagoland historical organizations: St. Charles Heritage Center, Lombard Historical Society/Sheldon Peck Homestead, and the Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park. In addition, she served as the ED of the Illinois Association of Museums. Most recently, she was the lead historian in Seeking Charlie: Connecting the Dots Left by a Freedom Seeker in Illinois, a grant funded by the Association of African American Life & History and the National Park Service.