Virtual Panel on National Voter Registration Day Highlights 19th Amendment Centennial and Struggle for Voters' Rights

September 14, 2020

On National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at 3:30 p.m., the W. R. Poage Legislative Library, the Institute for Oral History, Women's and Gender Studies, and the Waco NAACP present a virtual panel discussion, "19: 100 Years of Preserving Voters' Rights." The panel features the president of the Waco League of Women Voters, Dr. Christina Chan-Park; the president of the Waco NAACP, Dr. Peaches Henry; and Baylor associate professor of History, Dr. Andrea Turpin. The panelists will discuss the history of the certification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on August 26, 1920, and also talk about the ongoing struggle for the enfranchisement of women of color and other U.S. citizens.

This timely event is free and available to the public through Zoom. During the panel conversation, online attendees may submit questions to the panelists that will be addressed during the Q&A portion of the program. Interested participants may register online with an email address to receive the Zoom webinar credentials by way of reminder on the day before the event at On the day of the event, the Zoom webinar credentials will be published on the "19" site and the social platforms of the event sponsors.

Event sponsors support the All-In Commitment made by President Livingstone to encourage the entire Baylor community to vote. Faculty, students, staff, or others who want to exercise their right to vote should text BearsVOTE to 56525. The W. R. Poage Legislative Library also has two deputy volunteer voter registration officials who can assist anyone to ensure they are registered to vote, whether locally or in their home state.

For more information about "19," please visit, contact the W. R. Poage Legislative Library by phone at (254) 710-3540, or email