The Fight for Women's Suffrage: A Luncheon and Presentation by Elaine Weiss
The HSRC and Northwest Bergen History Coalition Invite You to
A Women's Suffrage Luncheon & Presentation
with Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman's Hour
When: Thursday, November 1, 11:30 am
Where: Ramsey Country Club, 105 Lakeside Drive, Ramsey
Price: $50 per person (cash bar)
Join us as the noted author Elaine Weiss shares a(nother) moment in history that changed all of our lives.
In 1920, after seventy years of struggle begun by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote was near to passing. The amendment had 35 yes votes but needed one more. Tennessee was their last chance. That August brought a divergent group of suffragists, or Suffs, to Tennessee, a holdout state that could push the count to 36. They came to confront the Antis (women who feared the moral decay of the family and nation) and the Tennessee politicians who did not want women to influence the upcoming election.
Elaine Weiss brings together all the elements of this turbulent time in which the core themes of American historyrace, class, money, gender, states rights, power and democracyall came to play in Nashville. Indeed, the original suffragists for womens rights had begun as abolitionists working to abolish slavery. Now, descending on Tennessee, later suffragists, led by Carrie Chapman Catt, Sue White, and Alice Paul, who often differed among themselves, would be challenged by most men and by Josephine Pearson, proud leader of the Tennessee Antis.
About the Speaker: Elaine Weiss is an award-winning journalist and writer. Her first book, Fruits of Victory: The Womans Land Army in the Great War, was excerpted in Smithsonian Magazine online and featured on C-Span and public radio stations nationwide. Highly acclaimed by the New York Times Sunday Book Review, The Womans Hour has been optioned by Amblin TV for adaptation as a TV movie or limited series.
Tickets can also be purchased using a credit card by calling the Historical Society of Rockland County at (845) 634-9629
Tickets are "will call" only; your name will be on a list at the door. Directions will be emailed to you with your confirmed reservation. For additional information, contact Michelle Dugan at (201) 995-0171.
Ramsey Country Club (View)
105 Lakeside Drive
Ramsey, NJ 07446
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