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As Major Milestone Approaches, Allison Lange’s Work Stays Front and Center

If Allison K. Lange appears a bit busier than usual these days it’s because the country is on the brink of celebrating a major milestone—the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18 and its certification a week later on August 26.

Lange, an associate professor of history at Wentworth, is one of the country’s leading scholars of the epic struggle that earned (some but not all) women the vote in 1920. Her work has been featured in numerous top-tier news periodicals and is the subject of her book, Picturing Political Power: Images in the Women's Suffrage Movement.

A new digital exhibition that Lange curated—based on her book—was launched July 28 by Melinda Gates and her organizations, Evoke and Pivotal Ventures. That project is being featured on Gates’ social media platforms. Lange has been interviewed about it by the New York Times, Glamour Magazine and others, with articles due to be published in the next few weeks.

Lange is also being included in the Washington Post's Made by History column (around August 18).

The summer 2020 issue of WIT magazine features an interview with Lange. And you can read about her perspectives on the suffrage movement in a TIME magazine interview from 2018.

--Dennis Nealon