Westport’s Suffragists—Our Neighbors, Our Crusaders: The 19th Amendment Turn

Westport’s Suffragists—Our Neighbors, Our Crusaders: The 19th Amendment Turn

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Westport artist Rose O’Neill carries the banner for Illustrators in the 1913 New York City suffrage parade. Credit: Collection of Susan Scott, Director Bonniebrook Gallery, Museum and Homestead
The names and contributions of Westport women central to the “Votes for Women” campaign and ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 remain nearly forgotten. Learn about the Westport suffragists who helped change the course of history for American women for generations to come. Part of “Our Vote, Our Future,” the Library’s WestportREADS 2020 centennial celebration.

Opening reception:
Friday, March 6 from 6-7:30 pm

Westport's Neighbors and Crusaders: Finding their Voice through Suffrage: Talk with Exhibit Curator Kathie Bennewitz
Tuesday, April 14 at 7 pm in Brooks Place

On display: February 26-May 13

Funding provided in part by The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center and thanks to Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities which supports cultural and historic organizations that tell the state’s stories, build community and enrich lives.



Smithsonian article on "The Long Battle for Women's Suffrage"

The Atlantic article on "The 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade"

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Event Details

Date: March 28, 2020


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Location:
The Westport Library
20 Jesup Rd
Westport CT 06880

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