Lecture: The Movement is a Sort of Mosaic: A History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement
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About the Event
Reflecting on the women’s suffrage movement, Alice Paul remarked: “the movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end." This lecture examines the long history of women’s activism over the course of the nineteenth century in order to highlight the multi-faceted mosaic of paths that led to the women’s suffrage movement.
Traditional accounts of the women’s suffrage movement tend to focus on key events, such as the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 or the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade held in Washington, D.C. Yet as this lecture demonstrates, such famous moments were part of a much larger movement that created ripples across American society and politics. Throughout the nineteenth century, many women became involved in a number of reform movements, including educational access, abolitionism, charitable societies, married women’s property rights, temperance, dress reform, and of course, the suffrage movement. Paying close attention to nineteenth-century women’s educational experiences, reform activities, and community building, this lecture will examine the many stepping stones on the path to women’s suffrage.
This event will be hosted VIRTUALLY via WebEx. Those who register will receive a link upon registration. The session will also be live-streamed on the Dey Mansion Facebook page at www.facebook.com/deymansion.
This event is FREE and sponsored by the Passaic County Board of County Commissioners & Friends of Dey Mansion, Inc.