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UNE faculty featured in ‘WMTW’ report on the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage

Elizabeth De Wolfe and Jennifer Tuttle joined Governor Janet Mills at the Blaine House (Photo courtesy: Jeff Kirlin)
Elizabeth De Wolfe and Jennifer Tuttle joined Governor Janet Mills at the Blaine House (Photo courtesy: Jeff Kirlin)

September 05, 2019

Maine Governor Janet Mills recently hosted a tea at the Blaine House to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

The ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution gave women the right to vote.

Elizabeth De Wolfe, Ph.D., professor of history, and Jennifer Tuttle, Ph.D., Dorothy M. Healy Professor of Literature and Health and professor of English, co-founders of the Women’s and Gender Studies Programattended the ceremony and were featured in a report on WMTW.

“It’s important for the younger generation to remember the struggles that women went through, not just in the last 100 years, but 200 and 300 years,” De Wolfe told WMTW.

The 19th amendment was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, ending nearly a century of protest. Women were not allowed to vote until it was ratified more than a year later on August 18, 1920.

View the article in the Portland Press Herald

 

 

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