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Johanna Neuman  

Historian, Author, Lecturer on Women's Suffrage & Former Journalist

Johanna Neuman is one of the nation's top historians of women's suffrage. An award-winning author and journalist, her new book, And Yet They Persisted: How American Women Won the Right to Vote, restores to the suffrage narrative women in the colonies who first agitated and in some cases won the right to vote, and African American women who had to fight again two centuries later. And Yet They Persisted will be published in 2019 by Wiley & Sons to mark the centennial of women's suffrage. An earlier book, Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women's Right to Vote, chronicled what happened when the nation's wealthiest social figures embraced the cause. Choice Magazine called the book "highly entertaining and gravely important ... a wonderfully written history." As a journalist, Johanna covered the White House, Congress and the State Department for USA Today and the Los Angeles Times before returning to school to earn a PhD in history. She is a former president of the White House Correspondents' Association and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

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