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Lisa Kathleen Graddy

Curator of Political History, National Museum of American History

Lisa Kathleen Graddy is a curator of American political history at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Her work and research centers on the ways that Americans, particularly women, have found a public voice and wielded political power through organizing, participating in, and building institutions such as reform movements, voting rights movements, suffrage organizations, and political parties. Her recent work includes the museum’s new exhibition, Creating Icons: How We Remember Woman Suffrage, the voting rights section, “A Vote, A Voice,” of the exhibition, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith and the companion book, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith (Smithsonian Books, 2017).