The Medical History Society of New Jersey is pleased to host its 41st annual Morris Saffron Lecture, "Black Death at the Golden Gate," by David K. Randall, on Tuesday, October 27th at 7:00 pm, via Zoom.
In the early 20th-century, a bubonic plague outbreak threatened to overwhelm San Francisco. In response to this life-threatening disease emerging from China, public health officials raced to save lives and control the spread of the plague, while politicians downplayed the seriousness of the threat.
Montclair author David K. Randall will discuss Black Death at the Golden Gate, "a story of racism, science, and the race to save the country from a devastating disease." Though published in 2019, it could hardly be more timely.
Submit a proposal! Submissions to the Call for Proposals for the 2020 Virtual NJ History Conference, Battles for the Ballot: New Jersey Voting Rights, Then and Now, are due on June 26, 2020.
The history of voting rights and suffrage in New Jersey is one of competing visions of who deserves a voice in American society. For centuries, activists, policymakers, and everyday people have fought to define that vision, especially on the basis of race and gender. As New Jersey marks the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment—against the backdrop of a presidential election year and a global pandemic—Battles for the Ballot will explore how the right to vote has changed over time and the meaning of participation and representation in a democracy.
Please submit your proposal via this link by the extended deadline of June 26, 2020.
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