Westborough – This year marks the 100-year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. To recognize this significant achievement, the Westborough Public Library and the Westborough Historical Society are co-sponsoring a virtual lecture by Barbara F. Berenson on “Women’s Rights after the 19th Amendment” Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.
Berenson is the author of “Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers.” The book recounts the important role that women from Massachusetts played in the women’s suffrage movement, which includes organizing the first National Woman’s Rights Convention in Worcester.
Berenson will discuss how women fared politically and legally once they finally won access to the ballot. She will begin with the controversies surrounding the Equal Rights Amendment when it was first proposed in the 1920s and will review key successes and setbacks for women’s rights through the present.
The lecture will take place on Zoom, so all attendees will need to register before the event at https://westborough.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/donna-booking-24/.