National Trust for Historic Preservation


Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, September 8
Keisha N. Blain, Ph.D. author of "Set the World on Fire"

Keisha Blain has dug deeply into twentieth-century history to reveal the personal and political lives of African diaspora women determined to "Set the World on Fire" as they walked a fine line between leading and adhering to the black nationalist dictate of masculine leadership. Drawing upon a range of materials, including FBI files, personal letters, newspapers, and federal census records, Blain details every step of these women’s organizing efforts and their pan-African visions.

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Tuesday, September 22
Woodrow Wilson & the Fence: Race, Architecture and Democracy at Princeton with Korey Garibaldi Notre Dame professor of American Studies 

Korey Garibaldi is Assistant Professor in the Department of American Studies at Notre Dame. Garibaldi studies the social and intellectual history of the United States, with a special interest in the history of late nineteenth and twentieth-century literary production. His courses focus on modern histories of citizenship, transnationalism, cultural and economic thought, and the African diaspora. He is currently finishing the manuscript for a book tentatively titled Before Black Power: The Rise and Fall of Interracial Literary Culture, 1908 – 1968. The study explores the intermittent flourishing of cross-racial industrial print culture in the U.S. underpinning the genre now commonly celebrated as African American literature. It shows how innumerable literary, professional, and technological challenges to the color line, now taken for granted, were once central to the promotion of cosmopolitan habits and mentalities during the Jim Crow era. Prior to joining the College of Arts and Letters faculty, Garibaldi was a joint residential fellow of the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.


Recent Events ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Tuesday, July 14, 12pm - Eric S. Yellin author of "Racism in the Nation's Service; Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America."
Our Suffrage Speaker Series is so successful, the Conversation continues! Join author Eric S. Yellin for the next installment in our Tuesday Speaker Series. Using vivid accounts of the struggles and protests of African American government employees, Yellin reveals the racism at the heart of the era's reform politics.


Tuesdays at noon, June 2020
“Why Wait? From Start to (Un)Finished; A Look Back at Suffrage History” 

2020 marks 100 years since women gained the right to vote. Join notable women historians, curators, and leaders for a series of talks exploring varying aspects of the women’s suffrage movement and its relevance today. Talks will explore the movement’s origins, its radicalization during Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, and the role of race in the movement’s evolution.
FREE! (But, you must register to attend the online meeting).

June 2 - Kimberly A. Hamlin author of "Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life Of Helen Hamilton Gardener"
June 9 - Angela P. Dodson author of “Remembering the Ladies: Celebrating those who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box”
June 16 - Rebecca Boggs Roberts, author of "Suffragists in Washington, DC : The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote"
June 23 - Tina Cassidy, author of "Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?: Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, and the Fight for the Right to Vote"
June 30 - Dr. Erin D. Chapman: "Black Women, Suffrage and Citizenship


Thursday, Feb 20, 2020
From Start to (Un)Finished; A Look Back at Suffrage History
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join Karen Hill, President and CEO of The Harriet Tubman Home to discuss the origins of the women’s suffrage movement through the lens of pioneer abolitionist and suffragist Harriet Tubman. Discover how Tubman’s era connects to tactics used by suffragists during Wilson’s presidency. $30 in advance.

Art at Wilson House: Wilson and the World
Helen Zughaib: Migrations
On View May 23 – July 28, 2019

Artist Helen Zughaib will exhibit recent work throughout the historic Wilson House. Inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s 1941 seminal Migration Series, Zughaib’s Syrian Migration Series allows for an exploration of the contemporary consequences of the post WWI peace through the lens of the current Syrian conflict and the mass migration it has triggered. This exhibition is presented to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

Zughaib’s works have been exhibited widely in the US, Europe, and Lebanon and have been gifted to heads of state by President Obama and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

In honor of the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Wilson House encourages everyone to exercise your right to vote.  You can register here:

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