The History of Women's Suffrage

"The injustice involved in denying woman the suffrage is not confined to the disenfranchised sex alone, but extends to the nation as well, in that it is deprived of the excellent service which woman might render."

                                                                     --Mary Church Terrell
women's suffrage protest

Come celebrate Women's History Month at Southwest Library on Thursday, March 20 at 7 p.m.!

Elspeth Kursh, Collections and Facilities Manager at the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, will discuss the history of American suffrage, in particular the work of Alice Paul, cartoonist Nina Allender and the National Woman's Party in securing for women the right to vote. Kursh will also discuss the work of the NWP after suffrage was won.

Light refreshments will be provided.
elspeth kursh