As New York State celebrates the 100th anniversary of suffrage, the Constitution Day lecture at The College of Saint Rose will look at two movements around granting women the right to vote.
Dr. Susan Goodier, author and professor of history at SUNY Oneonta, will present the Constitution Day Lecture, “Votes for Women: Examining the Women’s Suffrage and Anti-Suffrage Movements Through Political Cartoons” at 5 p.m. September 18. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Touhey Forum, Thelma P. Lally School of Education, 1009 Madison Ave., Albany.
Political cartoons have been used since the 18th century to succinctly illustrate contentious issues, and their use is still common. Goodier’s lecture will explore the value of the vote to the suffragists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries compared to the value of the vote to people today.
Goodier is the author of “No Votes for Women: The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement,” which looks at the complicated history of suffrage in New York State by looking at those who opposed it.
The lecture ties into a new exhibit at the Albany Institute of History & Art, which is guest curated by Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco. The exhibit, “Spotlight: Albany and Anti-Suffrage,” opened on September 2 and includes a slate of programming including a lecture on Sunday, September 17 by Goodier at the Institute.