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Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Central Role in the Fight for Women's Suffrage

Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Central Role in the Fight for Women's Suffrage

Carol Simon Levin portrays Lillian Feickert, president of the NJ Woman Suffrage Association from 1912-1920, exploring the overlooked role of New Jersey in the long frustrating fight for women’s suffrage. Many do not realize that some NJ women once had the right to vote and then lost it for over a century. Feickert shares stories about how nationally-known suffrage advocates Lucy Stone and Elizabeth Cady Stanton staged tax and voting protests in the state. She describes how Alice Paul became the dynamo who re-energized the push for a federal amendment and how Dr. Florence Spearing Randolph brought black women into the movement. Participants will learn that women were not “given” the vote, but fought for it for generations.

Date:
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Englewood - MacKay Room
Campus:
Englewood Public Library
Audience:
  Adults     Grades 9-12     Seniors     Teens  
Categories:
  Health & Wellness > Adult Programs  

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