Mon, Apr 25|
River Reads: Votes for Women: A History of Suffrage Movement sponsored by New Hampshire Humanities
Learn about Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement sponsored by The New Hampshire Humanities.
Time & Location
Apr 25, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Exeter, 4 Chestnut St, Exeter, NH 03833, USA
About the Event
On Monday, April 25 at 6 PM, Exeter Public Library hosts Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement presented by Liz Tentarelli, thanks to a grant from New Hampshire Humanities. The campaign for womens' right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York to ratification of the 19th 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 NH, a non-
partisan organization that is the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. New Hampshire Humanities nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to the people of New Hampshire. They connect people with ideas. Learn more at
www.nhhumanities.org. This program is free and open to the public. Exeter Public Library is located at 4 Chestnut Street in Exeter, NH. For more information, contact the library at 603-772-3101.