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Date: 8/12/2020
Time: 7:00 PM -
Title: Votes for Women: A History of Women's Suffrage
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Description: Votes for Women: A History of Women’s Suffrage
The campaign for women’s right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Senaca Falls, New York, to the ratification of the 19 th amendment in 1920. Who were the key players in New Hampshire and the nation? What issues and obstacles did they face? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women’s suffrage amendment? Who was left out when women got the right to vote? Using historic photos and documents, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey. Liz is President of the League of Women Voters in NH, a non-partisan organization that is the direct descendent of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. This presentation is supported by the New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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