The right to vote for some, not all: An analysis of racism in the women’s suffrage movement

By Emma Collins, F/G Scholar

 

 

The debate about the legacy of the suffrage movement has been in the news cycle lately with the coverage about voters in this past election going from the polls to Susan B. Anthony’s grave to place their “I voted” stickers on her tombstone as a tribute for her work. News coverage pointed out that this tribute was particularly fitting because a record number of women were elected as governors and to Congress during this election cycle. Continue reading The right to vote for some, not all: An analysis of racism in the women’s suffrage movement

Protests and social media: How dissent and technology intersect to empower

By Evan Heichelbech, F/G Scholar

Mary Beth Tinker is nearly five decades removed from the landmark Supreme Court ruling which told her she didn’t have to shed her constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate, but she credits more than just the Supreme Court justices for her 13-year-old self’s victory in the case. Continue reading Protests and social media: How dissent and technology intersect to empower

Reflection: The language of protest and media bias

By Cameron Coyle, F/G Scholar

The media has a long history of covering events differently depending on the people involved in the story. Patrisse Cullors, the founder of Black Lives Matter, was quoted in an interview with Time Magazine in February 2018 saying she believed the Black Lives Matter movement was covered in a discriminatory manner, portraying them to be “aimless” and “too angry,” while Parkland protestors were treated like heroes, even though they were all essentially protesting unnecessary killings. Continue reading Reflection: The language of protest and media bias

Reflection: Not your Founding Fathers’ protests

By Lane Hedrick, F/G Scholar

While America has roots in protest, the Founding Fathers could not have fathomed the way modern protests could mobilize, spread, and find success. The year of 2018 has not been immune to heartache and damage, but it has found a series of small lights in the darkness: protests. Between Black Lives Matter, #MarchForOurLives and more, the American public will no longer stand idly by as people die. Continue reading Reflection: Not your Founding Fathers’ protests