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Presentation: The Struggle for Women's Suffrage

  • Portland Public Library 5 Monument Square Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)

It is not the suffrage story the way you’ve always heard it, although the familiar elements are all there. It tells the tale of the multi-generational struggle for women’s voting rights:

•One of the largest civil rights movements in history

•Celebrating the courage and persistence of the women who fought for our right to vote and eventually succeeded.

•Taking a clear-eyed look at the divisions and the biases among the movement’s leaders

•Acknowledging often-overlooked debts

•Recognizing the toll on those left behind and the many barriers to voting that persisted for years after 1920 and that still persist today

•Rededicating ourselves to the work left to be done, not only for women in politics, but also for so many others who face systemic barriers to full political equity and inclusion in civic life.

Light refreshments