A Long Overlooked but Significant History: Meet the Panelists for “What to the Black Woman is the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment?”

As 2020 marks the Centennial Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we find ourselves asking, what does this mean for Black women and their role in women’s suffrage throughout the United States?

On October 5, at 7:30pm, 540WMain along with SUNY Brockport and the Susan B. Anthony Institute at the University of Rochester will examine this long-overlooked, but significant history.

”What to the Black Woman is the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment?” will include a free virtual presentation and corresponding panel discussion that centers the experiences of the suffrage movement for women of color in New York State with an emphasis on why it is important to better acknowledge their involvement in the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Meet the event panelists:

Dr. Susan Goodier

Susan Goodier is an Assistant Professor of History at SUNY Oneonta. She studies women’s activism, particularly woman suffrage activism, from 1840 to 1920. She earned a master’s degree in Gender History, a doctorate in Public Policy History, with subfields in International Gender and Culture and Black Women’s Studies, and a Women’s Studies master’s degree, all from the University at Albany. At SUNY Oneonta she teaches courses in Women’s History, New York State History, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Progressivism. 

Alysha Rios

Alysha is a SUNY Brockport Graduate Student. Bio is forthcoming.

Efua Agyare-Kumi

Efua is a senior at the University of Rochester majoring in English and Political Science with a minor in Digital Media Studies. She has served as News and Managing Editor of her University newspaper, amplifying student voices through in-depth and balanced coverage of contentious campus issues, such as the proposal to station armed officers on UR’s undergraduate campus. She also chaired UR’s student Committee for Political Engagement, where she worked to expand the space for student democratic discourse on campus, and promote voter and community engagement.

Luticha André Doucette

Luticha graduated from RIT with a degree in Bioinformatics where she developed protein surface prediction algorithms. After graduating, she was a Fellow at the University of Rochester where she worked in a genomics lab that focused on developing new drug therapies for various diseases. In 2017, she authored a report on wage disparities across race, gender, and disability in Rochester and Monroe County in conjunction with the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative, and in 2018 authored a follow-up report on employment barriers for disabled people in Rochester and Monroe County.

Shanterra Randle-Mitchum

Shanterra is completing her Master’s Degree in history at Brockport College. She works as a Special Education Teacher for the RCSD and has worked as a Program Coordinator for the Youth History Ambassador Project at Teen Empowerment. Shanterra is an advocate for Youth Voice in policy creation and implementation within the community and within education. She recently helped facilitate Clarissa Uprooted: The History Behind Black Rochester which examined one of the only two wards that African American people were historically allowed to live.

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