Title: “WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE – LOCAL HISTORY”
Location: John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 East Main St. Shrub Oak, NY
Description: By Sarah Johnson, an American historian with a career of public history, museum work, and teaching in higher education. We are celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the women’s right to vote. An extraordinary number of women and men from the Hudson Valley region were active participants on both sides of the political struggle to achieve the right to vote. Sarah will localize the fight for women’s suffrage by examining coverage in local newspapers, government records, petitions, marches, and others. Sarah will take a look at what happened after the 1917 amendment to the New York State Constitution, as well as the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1920. She will look at the voting landscape for women thereafter. Sarah will examine how women’s voting rights changed the social, cultural, political, and legal landscape in our region and nation.
Start Time: 19:00