Scholars Series Continues in August: Save the Date

Save the dates!

The U.S. Capitol Historical is pleased to announce that the remainder of our summer Scholars Series events will take place in August. Each week, a different speaker will discuss their new and ongoing research and writing, with topics including NAACP protests at the Capitol, Constitutional amendments, and the Capitol’s statue of Father Kino.

This webinar series is free and open to all, so please share information about it with anyone you think may be interested! Registration through Zoom is required to attend or to receive immediate access to recordings, but a Zoom account is not necessary. Please see below for more information about the schedule and speakers.

  • Tuesday, August 4 at noon: Colleen Shogan
  • Wednesday, August 12 at noon: Stephen West
    • “Two Amendments, One Fraught History: Race, Sex, and the Right to Vote in the 15th and 19th Amendments, 1870-1920”
    • Rescheduled from April 1 (scroll down)
    • discussing the intertwined–and fraught–relationship between two amendments that prohibited the denial of suffrage
  • Wednesday, August 19 at noon: Derek Gray
    • discussing the DC branch of NAACP and its activism against Congress from the 1910s to the 1930s
    • including 1934 sit-in demonstrations at Capitol Hill restaurants
  • Wednesday, August 26 at noon: Alessandra Lorini
    • transnational depictions and historiography of Father Eusebio Kino, including his statue in the National Statuary Hall Collection

We’ll post a new announcement when registration opens. Please check back soon!