Barbara Berenson, author of Massachusetts in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, gives local suffragists the attention they deserve and discusses the battle over historical memory that long obscured the state’s leading role.
Massachusetts was at the center of the national struggle for woman suffrage. Long before the Civil War, Lucy Stone and other abolitionists launched the organized women's movement at the first National Woman’s Rights Convention, held in Worcester, MA. After the war, state activists founded the Boston-based American Woman Suffrage Association to lead campaigns across the country. Their work laid the foundation for the next generation of suffragists to triumph over tradition.
FREE. This event will be held at Wright Tavern: 2 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
This event is co-sponsored by the Concord League of Women Voters and is part of the 26th Annual Concord Festival of Authors. The Concord Museum is a program partner for the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition.