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Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Role in the Fight For Woman Suffrage

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

100 years since women have been allowed to vote in the United States, Carol Simon Levin portrays Lillian Feickert, president of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association from 1912-1920, to tell the story of the role of New Jersey women in the long struggle for woman suffrage. 

In the years following the American Revolution, women had the right to vote in only one state — New Jersey — a right they would lose in 1807 and not win back for more than five generations. New Jersey’s role in the struggle to regain that right is largely overlooked.  Through the persona of Lillian Feickert, Carol Simon Levin tells the stories of these and many other women with Jersey ties — including Dr. Florence Spearing Randolph, founder of the NJ Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and member of the NJ Woman Suffrage Association Board, Alice Paul, the dynamo who re-energized the movement for a federal amendment, and Antoinette Brown Blackwell, the only pioneer suffragist who lived long enough to cast her vote!

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Date:
March 29
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Organizer

Fanwood Memorial Library
Phone:
908-322-6400
Website:
www.fanwoodlibrary.org

Venue

Fanwood Memorial Library
5 Forest Road
Fanwood, NJ 07023 United States
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Phone:
908-322-6400