Beyond Supply and Demand: Duke Economics Students Present 100 Years of American Women's Suffrage

Blue bird with Votes for Women alongside invitation text

Last August we commemorated the centenary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment and the nearly eight decades of activism that led to it. In commemoration of this historic moment in American history, students from Duke's Fall 2019 course "Women in the Economy" examined original, archival material from Rubenstein Library to explore the complexities and strategies of the women's suffrage movement. This research culminated in a major exhibit that tells the story of the fight for the Nineteenth Amendment, on display now in the Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery in the Duke University Libraries.

Join librarians, along with the faculty member and students who facilitated this project, as they explore the work of this course and offer an on-camera tour of the exhibit on Friday, April 16, 2021, at 3:30 - 4:30pm (Eastern Time). Please RSVP to receive a Zoom link, which will be sent the day before the event. Free and open to the public.   

Fall 2020 issue of "Women at the Center" Online

Cover of Women at the Center Newsletter

Fall 2020 -- Issue 38


  • Beyond Supply and Demand: Duke Economics Students and Women’s Suffrage in the U.S.
  • "Would You Buy a Comic Book From This Woman?" by Sagan Thacker
  • Creative Teaching with Primary Sources Online
  • Online Programs and Recent Publications
  • New Books From Sallie Bingham

Readings and Conversation with Sallie Bingham

In October 2020, we hosted a virtual reading and discussion with Sallie Bingham, author of two new books: The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke and Treason: A Sallie Bingham Reader. Program recording here.