Suffrage tea houses were popular among women to discuss human rights…why?

WHY WERE TEAHOUSES POPULAR OVER 100 YEARS AGO?

Who would have thought that the popularity of suffrage tea houses in the early women’s rights campaigning had to do with bathrooms?

City public places often didn’t have bathrooms for women. And the Market Street tea house in downtown Philadelphia became a place for voting rights meetings as well a place where Edna and Wilmer met as a place to get to know each other.

FIND OUT THE STORY OF HOW EDNA AND WILMER FELL IN LOVE IN THE BOOK BY MARGUERITE KEARNS.

Suffrage Storytelling is included in the book by Marguerite Kearns… on Vimeo.

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