2020 is the centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment which gave all women in the United States the right to vote. Michigan was one of the first to ratify that constitutional change. But it had been a long and arduous road full of difficulties. The Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 laid the foundation. The goal was not just the vote. Equal rights included women’s rights to property, income, and children. For 72 years, American suffragists fought against social prejudices and each other.
Join Susan Nenadic for this slideshow presentation on the efforts of the “Women’s Suffrage” movement on both a national and local level.
Susan L Nenadic is the author of A Purse of her Own: Occupations of Nineteenth Century Women and Legendary Locals of Ann Arbor as well as many articles. Ms Nenadic provides programs throughout Michigan and teaches adult learning classes. She is a former board member of the Washtenaw County Historical Society for which she was in charge of museum exhibitions. She is currently a member of the Ann Arbor Street Exhibit Educational Committee. Register at the adult service desk or call the library at 734-426-4477.
This program correlates with the “Liberty Awakes in Washtenaw County” exhibit on display at the library during the month of February. All are welcome to attend.