The Fight for Women's Suffrage

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Presented by Lindsey Greene Barrett

March 5th at 7:30 pm

at Mahwah Museum

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the nineteenth amendment, which gave American women the right to vote. Lindsey Greene Barrett will present the 70+ year story of the fight for women's suffrage in the United States, and the influential women who brought it to fruition. New Jersey has its own unique voting history, and was home to several women who were integral to the suffrage movement, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul. Ms. Barrett will discuss Mahwah's ties to the movement, and how local communities were affected and became involved in the struggle for women's rights.  

Lindsey Greene Barrett grew up in Mahwah and has lived in Wyckoff for the past two decades. She taught Women as Entrepreneurs at Fairleigh Dickinson for nine years, and has lectured widely on influential women in history.

The lecture is free for museum members; $5 for non- members.  Reservations are recommended; to reserve seats, please contact programs@mahwahmuseum.org or call 201-512-0099.  Visit Mahwahmuseum.org for more information. 

Alice Paul in 1918

 

This month marks the centennial of New Jersey's ratification of the 19th amendment. NJ was the 29th state to ratify, leaving seven more states to meet the required three-quarters. Tennessee's ratification in August 1920 made the amendment an official add-on to the Constitution.