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Author, Educator Lynn Dumenil Presents WWI, American Suffrage Lecture on April 6

By Jeff Murphy, March 22, 2021

Womens Sufferage 1917Women picket the White House in 1917, demanding full access to voting rights. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division.


WARRENSBURG, MO – Members of the University of Central Missouri community and the general public are invited to attend the live virtual Greer Oppenheimer general education guest lecture, “Winning the Vote: World War I and the American Suffrage Movement,” at 6 p.m. April 6. Lynn Dumenil, Ph.D., Robert Glass Cleland Professor Emerita of American History at Occidental College in Los Angeles and Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, will make the presentation, which includes two options for attending. Her lecture can be viewed via Zoom as well as from the Union Auditorium, where limited ticketed seating will be available from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. on a first-come first-served basis. 


Dumenil is an author and lecturer who specializes in U.S. cultural and social history since the Civil War, and her published works have included insight into the kinds of experiences and challenges women have faced throughout history. Her book projects have included “The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I,” published in 2017; “The Modern Temper: American Culture and Society in the 1920s,” 1995; and “Freemasonry and American Culture, 1880-1930,” 1984.  She is also the co-author of the book, “Through Women’s Eyes: An American History,” 20018, and author of “American Working Women in World War II: A Brief History with Documents,” 2019.


Individuals who want to attend the lecture virtually through Zoom should register online. Those planning to attend the virtual presentation at the Union Auditorium should arrive at the specified time for seating and expect to engage in social distancing and other practices such as wearing face coverings/mask to promote a safe environment.


For more information, contact Jon Taylor, Ph.D., professor of history at UCM, at


Register for the Virtual Lecture


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