Lecture: Memory and the Woman Suffragists of New Jersey
March 12 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote, Dr. Ann D. Gordon will present, “Memory and the Woman Suffragists of New Jersey,” for the Historical Society of Princeton’s Annual Meeting and Lecture. Dr. Gordon is Research Professor Emerita of History, Rutgers University, and Editor, Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
From 1776 to 1807, New Jersey allowed “inhabitants” to vote, regardless of citizenship, sex, or race. This talk will examine how historical memory of those years, when women in the state could vote, was transmitted across generations, embraced by a women’s rights movement, and incorporated into a political culture shared by the state’s suffragists.
Free, registration is required, as space is limited.