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An Evening with Elaine Weiss

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

One hundred years after the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the Oregon Historical Society is excited to host Elaine Weiss for a powerful lecture on her latest book, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. This special lecture is presented in collaboration with our exhibit, Nevertheless, They Persisted: Women’s Voting Rights and the 19th Amendment, on view through December 5, 2021.

Copies of The Woman’s Hour and The Woman’s Hour young readers adaptation are available for sale through the OHS Museum Store. Order your copy by emailing museumstore@ohs.org. All proceeds from sales in the OHS Museum Store support the OHS mission.

Ability Accommodation Information

This event provides the following accommodations:

  • Handicap Accessible

About The Woman’s Hour

Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have approved the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote; one last state — Tennessee — is needed for women’s voting rights to be the law of the land. The suffragists face vicious opposition from politicians, clergy, corporations, and racists who don’t want Black women voting. And then there are the “Antis” — women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing suffrage will bring about the nation’s moral collapse. In one hot summer, they all converge for a confrontation, replete with booze and blackmail, betrayal and courage. Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, The Woman’s Hour is the gripping story of how America’s women won their own freedom and the opening campaign in the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.

About Elaine Weiss

Elaine Weiss is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and other national publications as well as in reports and documentaries for National Public Radio. A MacDowell Colony Fellow and Pushcart Prize Editor’s Choice honoree, her narrative history The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote has been hailed as a “riveting, nail-biting political thriller” with powerful parallels to today’s political environment. Weiss is a frequent media commentator on the themes of women’s political organization and voting rights, with recent interviews on NPR’s All Things Considered, CBS Sunday Morning, and PBS American Experience. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin production company is adapting The Woman’s Hour for TV, with Hillary Rodham Clinton serving as Executive Producer.


Portland, OR 97207


Oregon Historical Society