JOHANNA NEUMAN, PhD
HISTORIAN, AUTHOR, LECTURER ON WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE
"Thank you for a brilliant lecture! Everyone loved it and we ended up with about 90 attendees, so it was a great success. You were BRILLIANT! Good luck with the rest of your book tour."
- Elisabeth Marchi
ABOUT JOHANNA NEUMAN
Johanna Neuman is an award-winning historian and author of two books on the triumphant campaign by women to win the vote. As a journalist, she covered the White House, State Department and Congress for USA Today and the Los Angeles Times. Johanna won a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University and holds a PhD in history from American University. She currently lives in Florida and has dedicated the rest of her career to writing books about the history of women through archival research, storytelling, and journalist skills. [Read More…]
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Book Johanna To Speak At Your Event
Johanna Neuman has been invited to speak across the country is offering speeches on
- “Why It Took American Women Two Centuries to Win the Vote”
- “Who Won Women’s Suffrage — Moderates or Militants?”
- “Celebrity and Fashion as Weapons of Radical Change”
- “What the Suffrage Campaign Suggests About How Social Change Is Made.”
Thank you for a brilliant lecture! Everyone loved it and we ended up with about 90 attendees, so it was a great success. You were BRILLIANT! Good luck with the rest of your book tour.
Johanna Neuman gave a presentation to the South Florida chapter of the Women’s National Book Association about her book, Gilded Suffragists. The presentation came at a time when Hollywood actresses and other celebrities were beginning to champion the rights of female workers, which made for a very timely and lively discussion of these issues. The issues she discusses seem to become more relevant every day. She recounts the ways that women broke out of traditional roles to try their first rallies, marches and public political activity. Neuman also presented photos, which documented her fascinating stories of the tactics and publicity methods employed by these women activists – sometimes eccentric, sometimes hilarious, and almost always effective. We all greatly enjoyed her talk and we’re looking forward to inviting her back to discuss her next book.
I recently had the pleasure of attending one of Johanna Neuman's talks on her book Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women's Right to Vote and found her to be a warm and engaging presenter. Due to her obvious passion, dedication and diligence in researching and writing her book, I learned much that I didn't know about this story and it sparked my interest in learning even more, which is exactly what a successful, book event should do. I look forward to hearing Joanna speak again on other topics.
Several months ago, I invited Johanna to speak at the monument in Washington that is home to the National Woman’s Party. The audience consisted of national leaders working in the area of women’s equality. I asked Johanna to give a presentation on her 2017 book, Gilded Suffragists, an historical account of the women who funded the 19th and 20th century efforts to win the vote. Johanna’s presentation was superb. As a speaker, she commanded our attention. As an historian, she presented her facts clearly and in an entertaining way. As a result of Johanna’s presentation at the monument, the National Park Service began carrying “Gilded Suffragists” at its Washington bookstore. As America prepares to celebrate the centennial of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, the National Woman’s Party looks forward to working with Johanna again. As an excellent public speaker and expert historian, Johanna Neuman will be sought after to discuss this critical story of the greatest expansion of democracy in our nation’s history.