The Women’s Suffrage Movement in the United States: Why did it take 72+ years?
Fredie Kay, Founder and President of Suffrage100Massachusetts, will discuss the origins and 72+ year history of the Women’s Suffrage movement in the United States, telling the stories of the suffragists– both white and of color– who waged the battle to achieve women’s suffrage. Ms. Kay will discuss the long and dramatic struggle for the 19th Amendment, as well as the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and other laws that were needed to remove barriers to voting for African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Latinx Americans. As we know, limitations on access to the ballot continue today.
Come learn about their legacy on Sunday November 13 at 2pm, at Hamilton Hall (9 Chestnut Street, Salem MA). This is an in-person, mask-optional indoor event. Guests are invited to stay after the hour-long lecture for light refreshments and an opportunity to meet our speaker.