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Let's Talk About It: Women's Suffrage

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Join the NSU Libraries this year for a thought-provoking reading and discussion program on the history of women's suffrage!

"Women Making History: The 19th Amendment" Cover "The Woman's Hour" Cover "Vanguard" Cover "Ida B. the Queen" Cover "The Once and Future Witches" Cover "Recasting the Vote" Cover

Latest Updates:

  • Our series concluded on September 7. All program recordings have been posted.

About the Initiative

The NSU Libraries are one of 25 libraries nationwide selected to participate in Let's Talk About It (LTAI): Women's Suffrage, a grant designed to spark conversations about American history and culture through an examination of the women's suffrage movement.

The competitive award comes with a $1,000 stipend to support programming costs and ten copies of five books covering the women's suffrage theme. According to ALA, more than 100 libraries applied for the opportunity.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022, Let's Talk about It is a reading and discussion program that involves groups of people reading a series of books selected by national project scholars and discussing them in the context of an overarching theme. The format for a Let's Talk About It program involves a series of programs in which a discussion group meets with a local humanities scholar to discuss one of the five books in the theme.

LTAI: Women's Suffrage is a humanities discussion project from the American Library Association (ALA) and is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). To explore resources from past LTAI themes, visit the project website.

Meet the Scholar

The NSU Libraries chose Dr. Cheryl Van Den Handel, Associate Professor of Political Science at Northeastern State University, to present insights on the themed readings and facilitate discussion at each event.


Q: Do I have to read the entire book to participate?

A: While we encourage you to read the program books, you can also visit the tabs above to access additional resources and readings to prepare for each program session.


Q: Where can I borrow the books?

A: Program books are on display and are ready for checkout! You can also request books from the Library Reserves at the Access Services Desk (2-hour in-house check-out or 7-day limited check-out). Books are also in-transit to the NSU-Broken Arrow campus library.


Q: Help! All of the available books are checked out! What should I do?

A: Don’t despair! Place a hold for the next available copy at the Access Services Desk. You can also visit the InterLibrary Loan Desk to request an additional copy from another library.


Q: I have other questions. Who can I contact for assistance?

A: Contact the Project Coordinator, Maria Souliotis, at


We invite you to join us in-person or virtually. Zoom links will be posted prior to each event.

Women Making History: The 19th Amendment Book

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 | Room 105, John Vaughan Library, NSU-Tahlequah | 3:30 PM

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 | Room 105, John Vaughan Library, NSU-Tahlequah | 3:00 PM

Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | NSU-Broken Arrow Liberal Arts Building, Room 114 | 3:00 PM

Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Ida B. Wells

Monday, July 18, 2022 | NSU-Broken Arrow Admin Bldg Annex | 3:00 PM

The Once and Future Witches

Thursday, August 11, 2022 | Room 105, John Vaughan Library, NSU-Tahlequah | 3:30 PM

Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | Room 105, John Vaughan Library, NSU-Tahlequah | 3:30 PM