Looking for a speaker for your upcoming Suffrage Centennial event? We have a few recommendations for you:
Anne B. Gass is the author of Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage, published in 2014. Gass, who is Whitehouse’s great-granddaughter, speaks regularly on Florence Brooks Whitehouse and women’s rights history at conferences, historical societies, libraries, high schools, and for other groups. Click to learn more.
The Seal Cove Auto Museum will open a major exhibit focused on the role of the automobile in women’s economic and personal freedom, and the importance the automobile played in women’s suffrage. Engines of Change: A Suffrage Centennial will follow two suffragists, Alice Burke and Nell Richardson, as they travel the country in 1916 promoting the right for women to vote. Click to learn more.
Abusana is a native of Democratic Republic of the Congo. Micky arrived in the U.S in 1996 and enjoyed a successful run as a producer manager and buyer of one of Georgia’s largest markets. She holds advanced degrees in bio-chemistry with research in sickle cell, but most recently has been working to improve integration of new immigrants in the Greater Portland area. Click to learn more.
Professor DeWolfe is a historian of American Women's History. She can speak on the 1848 Declaration of Sentiments, written at the first women's rights convention. She can also speak on the textile factory girls of Biddeford-Saco and the first labor strike in Maine -- young women walking out of the mills demanding better wages and working conditions. Click to learn more.
David is Executive Director of the Margaret Chase Smith Library. He can speak on Margaret Chase Smith, a “woman of firsts” in American politics. She was the first woman elected to both the House and Senate; the first member of the Senate to denounce the tactics of Joseph McCarthy; and the first woman to be placed in nomination for the presidency at a major party’s convention. Click to learn more.