June 12, 2023
Early LGBTQ group Lambda Network looks back on gains at Kodak
The Democrat and Chronicle highlights a project led by Tamar Carroll, chair of the Department of History, to archive the activities of the Lambda Network, an LGBT+ support organization. (This content requires a subscription to view.)
March 29, 2022
Photo Gallery: Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster
“Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster” will be on view at RIT’s University Gallery March 14 through April 8. This is a satellite companion exhibition to the main exhibition of AIDS posters at the Memorial Art Gallery, March 6 through June 19.
February 25, 2022
History professor adds to RIT connection with local museum
When Tamar W. Carroll became a trustee of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in 2020, her appointment added to the web of connections Rochester Institute of Technology has with the cultural institution.
November 6, 2020
Rochester Museum & Science Center exhibit includes content developed by RIT alumni
RIT alumni contributed to a major exhibition at the Rochester Museum & Science Center highlighting Rochester and Haudenosaunee women who pushed for social change. “The Changemakers: Rochester Women Who Changed the World” opens Nov. 20.
October 29, 2020
Podcast: Voting Rights: Past, Present, and Future
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 38: In 1920, women in the U.S. won the right to vote. But the 19th Amendment did not flip the switch for women equally, and the struggle against voter suppression continues. RIT Associate Professor Tamar Carroll and fourth-year student Anika Griffiths speak with Johns Hopkins University professor Martha S. Jones about the past, present, and future of voting rights and social justice in America.
October 28, 2020
RIT undergraduates create digital exhibit of historical suffrage posters
Women in the United States and in the United Kingdom fought for voting rights on either side of the Atlantic Ocean in the early 20th century, protesting for suffrage by picketing, going on hunger strikes, and using a savvy poster campaign. RIT students this semester dug into the suffrage movement’s use of graphic arts to design and create a digital exhibit of historical posters from Harvard University’s Schlesinger Library.
October 23, 2020
‘Iron Jawed Angels’ film discussion Oct. 30
An HBO film about Alice Paul and the suffrage movement, Iron Jawed Angels, will be the focus of a campus discussion and part of RIT's centennial celebration of the 19th amendment and women’s voting rights, Moving Forward: Suffrage Past, Present and Future on Oct. 30.
September 14, 2020
RIT ROAR the Vote seeks to engage students
RIT’s ROAR the Vote campaign is making it simple for RIT students to become engaged, educated voters this fall through registration drives and presidential election debate viewing parties.
September 11, 2020
RIT celebrates 100 years of women’s right to vote with yearlong program
RIT celebrates the 19th Amendment, equal rights, and the power of voting with “Moving Forward: Suffrage Past, Present, and Future.” The special programming includes talks, voter registration and pre-election events and exhibits.
March 6, 2019
Conference planned to examine the Trump era within U.S. history
A two-day conference examining President Donald Trump’s rise within U.S. history and how people are talking about U.S. history in relation to Trump is scheduled March 28 and 29 at RIT.
October 23, 2018
Faculty members’ new book looks at 2016 presidential electionNasty Women and Bad Hombres: Gender and Race in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, edited by three RIT faculty members in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, looks at how Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and American voters invoked ideas of gender, race and history in that election.