The 2020 Jerrell Shofner Lecture Series on Florida History and Culture welcomes distinguished author Martha S. Jones, Professor of History and the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor at The Johns Hopkins University as its keynote speaker. This year’s lecture will take place virtually on October 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and focuses on "The Right to Vote: Women and Race in the 1920 Election."
As a legal and cultural historian whose work examines how Black Americans have shaped the story of American democracy, Jones’ recently released her latest work, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Fought for Rights for All (2020). The book explores the epic history of African American women’s pursuit of political power and how it transformed America.
Named in honor of a prolific historian of Florida and past editor of the journal, the Jerrell Shofner Lecture Series, sponsored by the Florida Historical Quarterly and UCF Department of History, is designed to bring noted scholars of the region to Orlando to discuss their research for an audience of faculty, students, and the general public.
This event is free and open to the public.
Register to attend the lecture.
The lecture will also be livestreamed on the UCF History Department YouTube channel and archived for later viewing.