AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- At 3 p.m. this past Tuesday, September 22nd, the Auburn University Library and the AU Womem’s Studies program hosted a Zoom lecture, “New Faces and New Obstacles: Current Interpretations of the Fight for Women’s Suffrage.” This new lecture series featured Melissa Blair, an associate professor of History and Women’s Studies at Auburn University. Well endowed in her field, Melissa Blair has lots of wisdom to offer in regards to the role southern women of color played in the suffrage fight, and why their contributions weren’t regonized as deserved.

For those who were unable to remotely participate, the Auburn Library page has a recording posted so that the message can continue to spread. The program is available to watch at https://www.lib.auburn.edu/discoverauburn/.

Approaching in the next couple of weeks is a day-long event, hosted by Melissa Blair, bringing together historians and the public to examine women’s politics across America since 1920, as well as the paradox of gender equality. This virtual event, on October 23rd, is free and open to all. Details regarding the specific schedule for the day can be found at https://cla.auburn.edu/cah/programs/since-suffrage/. Questions regarding any further specificities can be directed to Melissa Blair at mab0122@auburn.edu.