Women authors presenting on November 10 event in NYC

“How New York’s Women Got the Vote, and the Difference it Made,” a special program on Friday, November 10, 2017, 6:30 to 8pm, CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room, 365 Fifth Ave., between 34th & 35th St., NYC. One hundred years ago — nearly to the day — New York women won the right to vote. Two years later, after decades of struggle, it became national law. Why did earlier campaigns fail? What role did New York play in realizing this dream? And what happened after?

Lauren Santangelo, author of a forthcoming book on the movement in Gotham, discusses how activists built a successful coalition between 1870 and 1917. Susan Goodier, author with Karen Pastorella of the new book, Women Will Vote, will highlight the involvement of neglected groups, such as black women, in gaining the vote in New York, and the state’s importance to securing national legislation. Brooke Kroeger will present information about the men who helped make suffrage possible, drawing on her new work The Suffragents. The conversation will conclude with a preview of Dawn Scibilia’s documentary in progress, on the decades between feminism’s first and second wave. No RSVP required. Questions: gotham@gc.cuny.edu Here’s the link: gothamcenter.org/nysuffragecentennial.html  

Gotham— the only academic blog devoted to NYC history, will devote November to woman’s suffrage history with special posts weekly.

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