CHQ Assembly is the digital expression of Chautauqua Institution — a nonprofit organization that exists to explore the best in human values and the enrichment of life. This exploration takes place in an interdisciplinary and intergenerational way that is characterized by a unique commitment to upholding the dignity and contributions of all people. We invite you to join us in exploring critical issues of the day through a range of experiences — lectures, artistic experiences, master and enrichment courses, and conversations — that combine to call you to your best self for a better world.
Vanguard: 200 Years of Black Women at the Front of Voting Rights
Martha Jones on the few times the Constitution was amended, particularly the Fourteenth Amendment.
Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University, and a legal and cultural historian.
Jones is the author of Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America and All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture 1830-1900, and a co-editor of Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.