Case Western Reserve University announces fall Think Forum lecture featuring historian Martha S. Jones

Case Western Reserve University’s Think Forum lecture series will present a free virtual lecture this fall examining African American women’s pursuit of political power.

For the Oct. 22 event, Think Forum is partnering with Case Western Reserve University History Associates and the Department of History to host renowned historian Martha S. Jones as the featured scholar for the Carl W. Ubbelohde Lecture.

Jones is a historian, writer and commentator whose work examines how Black Americans have shaped the story of democracy in the United States. She is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University. During this historic year celebrating the centennial of the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote, Jones will speak on the topic of Vanguard: African American Women and the Road from Suffrage to Voting Rights.”

Jones’ recently published book, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All, synthesizes the multi-generational work of Black women who defied both racism and sexism to fight for the ballot and challenged America to realize its best ideals.

Read more about this event, including how to attend virtually, here.