november, 2020

13nov2:00 pm3:00 pmMyths and Realities: The Long Road to Women’s Suffrage

Event Details

Professor Berkin examines some of the myths that have arisen about
the origins of the movement for women’s rights and for suffrage in particular. She broadens the picture to include 18th- and early 19th-century proponents of equality, and suggests why and how the fabled 1848 Women’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, N.Y, came to overshadow this earlier history of women’s activism – which 100 years ago culminated in the 19th Amendment.

Because of a technical problem, Professor Berkin’s slide presentation was
not fully displayed during her talk.  Her slides can be found here.

Additional articles about the role of Irvington women who
supported Women’s Suffrage can also be found here and here.

Time

(Friday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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