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January 17, 2020

Edward M. Kennedy Institute to premiere new education program highlighting citizen influence on United States Senate

First edition to focus on women’s suffrage

BOSTON – On Tuesday, January 21, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate premieres The Citizen’s Senate education program.

The first installment of the new program is titled The Citizen’s Senate: Women’s Fight for Suffrage. It will examine the struggles and ultimate success of the final decade of the women’s suffrage movement, culminating with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

The Citizen’s Senate program features a combination of narration, historic film footage, and archival images, as well as live performances of speeches in order to highlight key moments in American history when citizens have compelled the U.S. Senate to act. The program will be offered in the Kennedy Institute’s full-scale replica of the United States Senate Chamber.

The January 21 event will include a performance of the program and panel discussion moderated by Roberta Wollons, Ph.D., Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Boston. The Citizen’s Senate program is made possible through the generous support of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation and Mass Humanities.

WHO:
• Paula Austin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies, Boston University
• Susan Ware, Ph.D., Honorary Women’s Suffrage Centennial Historian, Schlesinger Library, Harvard University
• Roberta Wollons, Ph.D., Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Boston, will serve as moderator for the conversation with panelists.
• Kennedy Institute education and visitor experience staff

WHAT:
The Citizen’s Senate Premiere

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 21, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. ET

WHERE:
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
Columbia Point
210 Morrissey Boulevard on the UMass Boston campus
Boston, MA

The program’s livestream can be accessed here.
This event is OPEN PRESS. RSVP to press@emkinstitute.org.

About the Edward M. Kennedy Institute
The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, civic education organization in Boston envisioned by the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Through a range of exhibits, interactive educational offerings, and topical programs, the Institute engages students and visitors in a conversation about the essential role each person plays in our democracy and in our society. Learn more via emkinstitute.org.

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