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Women’s Suffrage, 1920: New Jersey Women Regain the Right to Vote
February 23 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm$5.00
Join us for a guest lecture to celebrate the centennial of the Suffrage Amendment on Sunday, February 23, at 4 pm. Historian and professor emeritus of NJCU Carmela Karnoutsos will speak about the suffrage movement in New Jersey and how women campaigned to regain their right to vote.
Karnoutsos will relate how women voted in the early history of the state, lost that right, and joined with women nationwide to secure the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Her presentation will feature the efforts of women of New Jersey, like Lucy Stone, Mary Philbrook, Alice Paul, and Caroline Stevens Wittpenn, among others.
During her tenure at NJCU, Dr. Karnoutsos taught courses on the history of women and had the privilege of meeting New Jersey’s most notable women in American history and politics Alice Paul of Moorestown.
Carmela A. Karnoutsos, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of New Jersey City University, is an alumna of the university and received her graduate degrees from New York University. Dr. Karnoutsos is the author of New Jersey Women: A History of Their Status, Roles and Images (New Jersey Historical Commission, 1997) and an associate editor of Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women (Scarecrow Press, 1990). A charter member and former trustee of the Bayonne Historical Society, Inc., Dr. Karnoutsos served on the Bayonne Community Museum Board of Trustees and presently serves on the Bayonne Historical Preservation Commission.