Suffrage Centennial: Educator Workshop


June 29, 2019 10:00am - 2:00pm

Celebrating the vote, and the struggle for full democratic citizenship in Texas.  

Held in conjunction with the mini-symposium Suffrage Centennial: Texas Women and the Right to Vote, this workshop provides an opportunity for teachers to explore the topic of women's suffrage  and discover educational resources for the classroom.

Educators are invited to the mini-symposium on June 28th and for a workshop the following day, June 29th. Museum Education staff and the scholars from the symposium will facilitate a discussion and strategy session for incorporating information from the symposium into classroom curriculum.

Two museum exhibits, WWI: America and a newly renovated section in the Texas History Galleries explore the topic of women's suffrage in Texas, and part of the workshop will take place in these exhibits. Attendees will explore primary sources related to suffrage, and practice strategies for using them with their students.

This workshop is free of charge, and light breakfast refreshments and lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 50 teachers. Because we expect this workshop to fill to capacity, please let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel so that others might attend in your place.

Parking is complimentary in the Museum’s garage, and CPE certificates to be provided, SBEC approved.

Questions? Contact (512) 936-4604 or



Join us for a program on the evening of June 28, 2019 to commemorate the centennial of Texas' ratification of the 19th amendment. This program will coincide with the opening of an exhibition in the Museum gallery exploring the history of women's suffrage. For this evening program, a panel of historians will explore the movement leading up to women's suffrage, provide some historical context for this era of Texas history and highlight issues that still have continuing relevance today.

Can't get enough summer Professional Development? Come to Austin a few days ahead of this workshop for the free Totally Texas Immersion Professional Development, June 26-27, 2019



About the Presenters

Jessica Brannon-Wranosky is the Distinguished Professor of Digital Humanities and History at Texas A&M University-Commerce. She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of North Texas. Dr. Brannon-Wranosky specializes in women, gender and sexuality history and digital humanities. Her work has appeared in a number of regional and national academic journals, anthologies, and a variety of online digital publications and exhibits. She is currently serving as the Project Director for the Handbook of Texas Women (, a statewide content development and public education project of the Texas State Historical Association for which the central portion of the project development runs from 2016-2020. Her most recent publications include Impeached: The Removal of Texas Governor James E. Ferguson, A Centennial Examination coedited with Bruce A. Glasrud, (Texas A&M University Press, 2017), and essays by her in Texas Women/American Women: Their Lives and Times (University of Georgia Press, 2015)—a 2016 winner of the Liz Carpenter Award, Discovering Texas History (University of Oklahoma Press, 2014). From 2009-2014, she was the digital media author for W. W. Norton’s Give Me Liberty, the number one selling U. S. History college textbook worldwide. Dr. Brannon-Wranosky has received several awards for her research including TSHA’s John H. Jenkins Award in 2015 and the Texas Oral History Association’s Best Article Award in 2016. Her forthcoming book focuses on the role Texas and Texans played in the woman suffrage movement at the national level and in the South.

Rachel Gunter is a Professor of History at Collin College in Plano, Texas. She received her Ph.D. in history from Texas A&M University. Dr. Gunter is the Texas Coordinator for the Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States, a crowd sourcing digital humanities project thru the Women and Social Movements in the United States database, which partnered with the Handbook of Texas Women to produce biographical sketches of Texas suffragists. Her research focuses on the Texas woman suffrage movement and its effects on the voting rights of other groups including immigrants, servicemen, WWI veterans, Mexican Americans and African Americans. Her publications include “Without Us, It is Ferguson with a Plurality,’ Woman Suffrage and Anti-Ferguson Politics” in Impeached: The Removal of Texas Governor James E. Ferguson (2017) published by Texas A&M University Press.

Sponsored by Texas A&M University-Commerce with additional support by the Texas Bar Foundation


The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

Image credit: Texas State Library and Archives Commission