Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | At 5:00 pm
Main Library, Meeting room
Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Central Role in the Fight for Women's Suffrage
Women were not “given” the vote, but fought for it for generations. Lillian Feickert, president of the N.J. Woman Suffrage Association from 1912-1920, explores the overlooked role of Ne w Jersey in the long frustrating fight for women’s suffrage. She shares stories about how 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. Learn more here.