Votes for Women: Massachusetts Leaders in the Woman Suffrage Movement

Date/Time
Date(s) - Monday, February 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Westford Museum
2 Boston Road
Westford, MA 01886


Book reading and talk by Barbara Berenson
Votes for Women: Massachusetts Leaders in the Woman Suffrage Movement

Barbara Berenson, author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers, will discuss the woman suffrage movement and give local suffragists the attention they deserve. Massachusetts was at the center of the national struggle for woman suffrage. Long before the Civil War, Lucy Stone and other abolitionists launched the organized women’s movement at the first National Woman’s Rights Convention, held in Worcester. After the war, state activists founded the Boston-based American Woman Suffrage Association to lead campaigns across the country. Their work laid the foundation for the next generation of suffragists to triumph over tradition. Berenson will also address the battle over historical memory that long obscured the state’s leading role.

The Westford Historical Society and Museum
in partnership with 
The League of Women Voters of Westford 
and
The Westford Cultural Council  

Funded in part by:

 

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