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Votes for Women: a history of the suffrage movement

  • Conway Library 15 Greenwood Avenue Conway, NH 03818 (map)

The campaign for women’s right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were key players? What were the main issues and obstacles? What roles did abolition and states rights play? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women’s suffrage amendment? What made did a young legislator in Tennessee cast the deciding vote for ratification?
Using historic photos in a powerpoint presentation, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey. Liz is president of the League of Women Voters New Hampshire, a non-partisan organization also celebrating its centennial in 2020 as the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Sponsored by: League of Women Voters NH--Mount Washington Valley Unit

Free and open to the public