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African American Suffragists

and the Struggle for Representation

2020-02-22 10:30:00 2020-02-22 11:30:00 America/Chicago African American Suffragists Des Plaines Public Library

Saturday, February 22
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2020-02-22 10:30:00 2020-02-22 11:30:00 America/Chicago African American Suffragists Des Plaines Public Library

Des Plaines Public Library

Meeting Room B/C

Even though the suffrage movement was focused on women gaining the right to vote, the battle was mostly fought separately along racial lines. White women shunned and marginalized African American women, which propelled them to form their own groups. Author, speaker, and educator, Michelle Duster explains the racial divisions of the suffrage movement and how the struggle for African American women to be included extends to today when it comes to documentation and commemorations of the movement. 

Michelle Duster is the great-granddaughter of civil rights pioneer Ida B. Wells. 

Co-sponsored with AAUW Northwest Suburban

This program is presented in recognition of Black History Month. 

TAGS: | History |

Des Plaines Public Library

help@dppl.org
Phone: (847) 827-5551
Fax: (847) 827-7974

Hours
Mon, Feb 17 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Feb 18 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Feb 19 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Feb 20 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Feb 21 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Sat, Feb 22 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 23 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About

The 1501 Ellinwood Street library building is the realization of a longheld dream of the library board, staff and community partners. Located in the heart of downtown Des Plaines, the four story, 82,000 square foot building represents the community's commitment to reading, lifelong learning, and a center for family activities. A grand central staircase and large windows provide a wealth of natural light and illuminate the building at night.

Upcoming events

Sat, Feb 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Author, speaker and educator Michelle Duster explains the racial division of the women's suffrage movement.

Sun, Feb 23, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Singer-songwriter Rick Pickren performs classic songs of love & romance.

Mon, Feb 24, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
Discover proven strategies to land a job, as Illinois workNet Center speakers share what’s working and what’s not in today’s job market.

Canceled
Mon, Feb 24, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Registration is on January 27, 6:00-8:30 pm in The Forum. Classes meet February 3 - June 8, 6:00-8:30 pm. There are no classes on February 17 & May 25.

Tue, Feb 25, 9:30am - 11:30am
Des Plaines Public Library - Lobby
Need help from your local government officials? Staff from your state senator and member of Congress are here most months.

Tue, Feb 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Wed, Feb 26, 6:15pm - 9:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room A/B/C
The Shakespeare Project of Chicago presents Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.

Thu, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Spread hope, joy and magic to hospitalized kids across the country by making uplifting handmade cards. For teens in grades 7-12.

Sun, Mar 01, 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A free screening of the feature film The Good Liar.

Mon, Mar 02, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Registration is on January 27, 6:00-8:30 pm in The Forum. Classes meet February 3 - June 8, 6:00-8:30 pm. There are no classes on February 17 & May 25.

Tue, Mar 03, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Tue, Mar 03, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Study Room 1
Ready to write? Join our monthly creative writing and critique group. Get the feedback and encouragement you need to finish that poem, story, or novel you’ve always wanted to write.

Mon, Mar 09, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Registration is on January 27, 6:00-8:30 pm in The Forum. Classes meet February 3 - June 8, 6:00-8:30 pm. There are no classes on February 17 & May 25.

Tue, Mar 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Wed, Mar 11, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Art historian Jeff Mishur presents a program featuring images of the Roaring Twenties. Slides will be shown of posters, dresses, hats, period photographs, paintings and more.

Thu, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Spread hope, joy and magic to hospitalized kids across the country by making uplifting handmade cards. For teens in grades 7-12.

Sat, Mar 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A screening of the HBO original movie Iron Jawed Angels.

Mon, Mar 16, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Registration is on January 27, 6:00-8:30 pm in The Forum. Classes meet February 3 - June 8, 6:00-8:30 pm. There are no classes on February 17 & May 25.

Tue, Mar 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Fri, Mar 20, 6:30pm - 8:20pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A free screening of the independent film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

Sat, Mar 21, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Find out your starting score and identify your strengths and weaknesses by taking the SAT Practice Test presented by iAchieve Learning.

Sun, Mar 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
Harpists Brittany and Abigail Smith will perform classical standards as well as some Celtic, Latin, and popular favorites.

Mon, Mar 23, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Learn how to use a sewing machine to make and take a patchwork pillow! Please only sign up for one session of this program. For teens in grades 7-12.
Registration opens Monday, March 2 2020 at 9:00am

Mon, Mar 23, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Registration is on January 27, 6:00-8:30 pm in The Forum. Classes meet February 3 - June 8, 6:00-8:30 pm. There are no classes on February 17 & May 25.

Wed, Mar 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Program Room 2nd Floor
Paint beautiful flowering trees in this hands-on painting workshop. Art supplies are provided.
Registration opens Monday, February 24 2020 at 9:00am

Thu, Mar 26, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Learn how to use a sewing machine to make and take a patchwork pillow! Please only sign up for one session of this program. For teens in grades 7-12.
Registration opens Monday, March 2 2020 at 9:00am

Fri, Mar 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Start your weekend right with a free yoga class at the library. No prior experience necessary; just wear comfortable clothes to stretch, strengthen, balance, and relax!

Mon, Mar 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
This class will present an overview of the key resources for researching your Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish heritage.

Mon, Mar 30, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Registration is on January 27, 6:00-8:30 pm in The Forum. Classes meet February 3 - June 8, 6:00-8:30 pm. There are no classes on February 17 & May 25.

Mon, Mar 30, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
Learn how to use a sewing machine to make and take a patchwork pillow!
Registration opens Monday, March 9 2020 at 9:00am

Tue, Mar 31, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Wed, Apr 01, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Lobby
Filling out the Census helps your community! Librarians are available to help you access & fill out the online Census form. Cake will be served in the Lobby.

Wed, Apr 01, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Anime Club is for teens who want to get together with other fans of anime and manga.

Thu, Apr 02, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Where teens plan programs and and participate in library events while having fun eating snacks and making new friends.

Sat, Apr 04, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Spread hope, joy and magic to hospitalized kids across the country by making uplifting handmade cards. For teens in grades 7-12.

Mon, Apr 06, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library
Registration is on January 27, 6:00-8:30 pm in The Forum. Classes meet February 3 - June 8, 6:00-8:30 pm. There are no classes on February 17 & May 25.

Mon, Apr 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
A Retirement Income Primer

Tue, Apr 07, 9:30am - 11:30am
Des Plaines Public Library - Lobby
Need help from your local government officials? Staff from your state senator and member of Congress are here most months.

Tue, Apr 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
You've got homework. We've got help. Free peer tutoring at the Des Plaines Library for students in grades 6-12.

Tue, Apr 07, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Study Room 1
Ready to write? Join our monthly creative writing and critique group. Get the feedback and encouragement you need to finish that poem, story, or novel you’ve always wanted to write.

Wed, Apr 08, 8:00am - 10:00am
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room C
The Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce is hosting a panel discussion on the Opioid Crisis in America.

Wed, Apr 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - 4th Floor Forum
Choosing Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance policies can be confusing.

Wed, Apr 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C
The benefits and limitations of annuities in retirement planning.

Thu, Apr 09, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Des Plaines Public Library - The Commons
Spread hope, joy and magic to hospitalized kids across the country by making uplifting handmade cards. For teens in grades 7-12.