12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Room 504, Clarence Mitchell Courthouse

The Bar Association of Baltimore City
Historical Committee
Elva E. Tillman, Esq.


Pathways to Leadership for Women:

The 19th Amendment

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
12:oo noon – 2:oo p.m.

Clarence Mitchell Courthouse
100 N. Calvert Street, Room 504
Baltimore, MD 21202

Guest Speaker

Elaine Weiss

Author, The Woman's Hour:
The Great Fight to Win the Vote

The 19th Amendment granted Women the right to vote. It was passed by Congress June 4, 1919 and ratified on August 18, 1920. The year 2020 marks the 100th Anniversary. Join us for a presentation by Elaine Weiss, author of  The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, on this monumental milestone which was only achieved after a lengthy and difficult struggle. Women gained their right to vote a half century after black men were granted the right to vote. Ms. Weiss will discuss the efforts by the suffragettes as they battled the anti-suffragettes throughout the country and how racism served as one of the underlying strategies anti-suffragettes used in an attempt to defeat the Amendment. In addition, the impact of the suffrage movement will be addressed. By the early twentieth century,
women were able to attend college and obtain degrees in professions that were previously only held by men. 
Greater numbers of women entered into male dominated professions like law, medicine, politics and business. 
The Women’s Suffrage Movement allowed women to secure a pathway towards leadership.

Lunch Generously Sponsored By

Baltimore Bar Library
Diane C. Bristow, Esquire
The Honorable Theresa A. Furnari
Elva E. Tillman, Esquire

Admission is FREE for BABC Members,  Non-members – $40

 Space is Limited – Register Early!

BABC Members may register by emailing info@baltimorebar.org.

Non-members may register above.