Out of an abundance of caution in response to the spread of COVID-19, we have canceled all remaining seminars in the Winter/Spring 2020 term. Please visit www.newberry.org/covid19 for further updates.
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This seminar will evaluate the progress of female politicians in the United States by focusing on the life of Jeannette Rankin (1916-1973), the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress. Through an exploration of Rankin’s personal history, participants will gain a wider understanding of the issues at stake for American women during the Progressive Era, World War I, the Roaring ’20s, World War II, and the Vietnam War, while also learning about the trail Rankin blazed for future female politicians.
Three sessions. E – $170, R – $187
Mary Kettering holds an MA in gender and women’s studies from Trinity College Dublin. She earned her BA in history and education from the University of Montana. She is currently an instructor of social sciences at the Chicago Academy for the Arts.
A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.
- For the first class, please read "Has Anything Changed for Female Politicians? Familiar Echoes in the candidacy of Jeannette Rankin the First Female Elected to Congress" by Kate Walbert, available at the following link: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/has-anything-changed-for-female-politicians.
- Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, January 7.
- Phone registration opens at 12 pm (CST) on Wednesday, January 8.
Early registration (E) prices are in effect from January 7 at 9 am through January 24 at 4 pm. Regular registration (R) prices are in effect January 24 at 4 pm through the end of the term.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.
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