Women’s Suffrage through Local Historical Material
Title: Women’s Suffrage through Local Historical Material
Location: Hart Memorial Library, Shrub Oak, Town of Yorktown, New York
Description: Join us as we celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote for Women’s History Month. Sarah Johnson will localize the fight for women’s suffrage by examining coverage in local newspapers, government records, petitions, and other overlapping Progressive causes. An extraordinary number of women and men from the Hudson Valley region were active participants on both sides of this political struggle and we will examine their contributions in this illustrated talk. We will also have a look at what happened after 1920 as women’s voting rights change the social, cultural, political and legal landscape in our region.
Start Time: 19:30