[LincolnTalk] A reminder of an upcoming event-this SUNDAY!
The Lincoln Historical Society
Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers
Sunday, October 6, 1:30 PM in Bemis Hall.
Massachusetts was at the center of the national struggle for woman suffrage. Long before the Civil War, Lucy Stone and other abolitionists launched the movement at the first National Woman’s Rights Convention, held in Worcester. Yet Massachusetts also had the oldest and strongest anti-suffrage organization in the country, and in a 1915 referendum, the men of Massachusetts voted two-to-one against woman suffrage. Nonetheless, in a remarkable reversal, Massachusetts ratified the 19th Amendment within three weeks after it was approved by Congress.
Come hear author Barbara F. Berenson speak about the complicated role of Massachusetts in the woman suffrage movement. Berenson is also the is also author of Boston in the Civil War and is Senior Attorney at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.