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Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement

  • Minot-Sleeper Library 35 Pleasant Street Bristol, NH 03222 (map)

The campaign for women's 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 in this New Hampshire Humanities HTG program. 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.

Sponsored by: New Hampshire Humanities

Cost and/or registration requirements: Free and open to the public

Phone number for more information: (603) 744-3352