Suffrage: Susan B. Anthony and the Question of Race

Prof. Ann Dexter Gordon will speak on the tensions, strategy and policy regarding women’s suffrage and race. Co-sponsored by the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse. This program is made possible by a grant from Humanities New York.

Saturday, September 8 ; 2:00 – 4:00 pm


Ann D. Gordon is editor of the Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and Research Professor in the Department of History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. A graduate of Smith College, she earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in American history. Before joining the Stanton and Anthony papers project in 1982, she worked on the editorial staffs of the projects publishing the papers of Jane Addams and Woodrow Wilson. She has written numerous articles in women’s history and biography, and edited a collection of essays by scholars of African-American history, African American Women and the Vote, 1837-1965 (1997). Her essay “Taking Possession of the Country” appears in the companion volume to the documentary by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes, Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony. She was both program consultant and on-screen interview for the film. She is past president of the Association for Documentary Editing.