Come hear the words of women from Boston who were very active in the movement to gain the vote for women. Lucy Stone, Julia Ward Howe, Clara Barton and others gave speeches, wrote articles, and marched in parades during the almost seventy year struggle.
At this event, present day Bostonians will read from these women’s writings and speeches that reveal their determination to be able to vote and thereby participate fully in the political life of the country.
Judith Kalaora, from History at Play, will be a part of the program. Ms. Kalaora portrays a number of famous women through living history performances, including Deborah Sampson, Christa McAuliffe, and Hedy Lamarr. We are very pleased to have her join us in the role of Lucy Stone, one of the most important figures in the woman suffrage movement.
Saturday, March 30, 1:00-3:00 pm
Jamaica Plain branch of Boston Public Library, 30 South St, Jamaica Plain, MA
Free and open to public. Light refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored by the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail and the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.
Image is of Susan Walker Fitzgerald, JP Suffragist and is courtesy of the Library of Congress.