Susan Goodier, lecturer in the History Department, recently participated in two different panel presentations. The first panel, in honor of Black History Month and held on February 28 at Queens College, was titled “African American Women and the Vote: From Women’s Suffrage to the Era of Trump.” Sponsored by the Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association, the Queens County Women’s Bar Association, and the Queens College Black History Committee, the event drew about 70 people, mostly lawyers, and students. Goodier presented, “Centering Black Women: Race in the Woman Suffrage Movement in NYS,” with co-presenters Dr. Janice L. Sumler-Edmond, professor emerita of Hutson-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas; Elizabeth B. Anderson, City University of New York; Esmeralda Simmons, civil and human rights attorney; and monitored by Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens of Queens College.
The second panel presentation took place during Women’s History Month, on March 25, and in conjunction with the Museum of the City of New York exhibit, “Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics.” Approximately 150 people came to hear the keynote speaker, Samhita Mukhopadhyay, executive director of Teen Vogue and the panel of speakers moderated by Julie Scelfo, author of The Women Who Made New York and New York Times contributor. In addition to Goodier, panelists included Farah Jasmine Griffin of Columbia University and Premilla Nadesen of Barnard College.