Fall 2019 Honors Lecture Series

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Suffrage (UH 3000, CRN# 81257)

Mondays 3:00 to 3:55 p.m.

Honors Amphitheatre (Room 106) Unless otherwise noted below

FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC!


Date Lecture Title/Event
August  26
Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Philip E. Phillips, Honors College, and Dr. Mary A. Evins, MTSU Dept. of History
September  9

The 15th Amendment, African American Suffrage, and the Ongoing Struggle for Voter Justice
Dr. Sekou Franklin, MTSU Dept. of Political Science and International Relations

  • Ice Cream Social afterwards (4:00-5:00 p.m., Honors Courtyard)
September 16
3:00 Tucker Theatre:  CONSTITUTION WEEK

Albert Gore, Sr.: Voting Rights, Civil Rights, and Public Policy, a conversation between Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States, and Prof. Anthony Badger, author of Albert Gore, Sr.: A Political Life, a panel discussion, moderated by Prof. Kent Syler, MTSU Dept. of Political Science and International Relations, and Dr. Mary Evins,  MTSU Dept. of History

September 17
CONSTITUTION DAY 2019   Read the Constitution Aloud
September 17
2:30 Tucker Theatre: CONSTITUTION DAY 2019

Suffragists and Citizenship: A Dialogue, with nationally esteemed women’s historian Dr. Marjorie Spruill, author of Divided We Stand, and State Rep. London Lamar, the youngest member of the Tennessee Legislature, a panel discussion, moderated by New York Times opinion writer Ms. Margaret Renkl, author of Late Migrations

September 23

Engaging Our Legislature: Civic Participation, Citizenship, and Voting in Tennessee, a legislative panel, with Hamilton County State Representative and MTSU graduate Judge Mike Carter, Rutherford County State Senator and MTSU graduate pharmacist Dr. Shane Reeves, Rutherford County State Representative and Murfreesboro physician Dr. Bryan Terry, Rutherford County State Representative and MTSU professor Dr. Charles Baum, moderated by Dr. Mark Byrnes, MTSU Provost

September 30 Tennesseans and Voting: The Ballot Has Been Fought For and the Work Continues – Ms. Marian Ott, President, Tennessee League of Women Voters
October 7 Indigenous Native Americans, Citizenship, and Voting – Mr. Albert Bender, American Indian Coalition
October 21 Felon Disfranchisement in America – Dr. Pippa Holloway, MTSU Dept. of History
October28 Woman Suffrage, the 19thAmendment: The Tennessee Story of the “Perfect 36” – Dr. Carole Stanford Bucy, Dept. of History, Volunteer State Community College
November 4 Student Citizens and Voting Rights: A National Perspective – Mr. Michael Burns, National Director, Campus Vote Project, Fair Elections Center
November 11

“Old Enough to Fight, Old Enough to Vote”: Student and Veteran Leadership in the Fight for the 26thAmendment 
– Dr. Amy Sayward, MTSU Dept. of History

November 18 National Fellowships and Scholarships  - Ms. Laura Clippard, Honors College
November 25 Honor Student Thesis Presentations 
December 2 Honor Student Thesis Presentations


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