On August 6th the George & Barbara Bush Foundation joined a bipartisan celebration of the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment. This virtual town hall brought together incredible historians, celebrities, athletes, and politicians to discuss women’s involvement in the civic process.
August marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. It’s a powerful and important centenary, though ratification was an incomplete victory. Black women were still largely disenfranchised until the passage of the Voting Rights Act nearly 45 years later on August 6, 1965.
On August 6, All In Together in partnership with The 19th, the George & Barbara Bush Foundation, the LBJ Presidential Library, the National Archives, the National Constitution Center, and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library joined forces for 19th Amendment: Past, Present, and Future.
This online program began with a panel of prominent historians, Professors Martha S. Jones and Lisa Tetrault, examining the history of the women’s suffrage movement. It was followed by discussions with two iconic trailblazers who addressed the fight for gender rights throughout our history and the challenges women face today: a keynote conversation with Speaker Nancy Pelosi followed by a separate discussion with Secretary Condoleezza Rice. A final panel featured activists Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Abby Wambach, who explored the opportunities and work that lies ahead for the next generation of women.
Nancy Pelosi, Keynote Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives
Condoleezza Rice, Former United States Secretary of State
Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Activist, Educator, Writer, Leader
David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
Martha S. Jones, Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University
Lisa Tetrault, Professor of History, Carnegie Mellon University
Debra Steidel Wall, Deputy Archivist of the United States
Abby Wambach, Olympic Gold Medal Soccer Player
Lauren Leader, Co-Founder & CEO, All In Together
Dana Perino, Former White House Press Secretary;
Anchor and Co-Host, FOX News Channel’s ‘The Daily Briefing’ and ‘The Five’
Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO, National Constitution Center
Mark Updegrove, President and CEO, LBJ Foundation