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‘Women’s Right to Vote’ discussion at Marlborough Library
September 18 @ 7:00 pm
Marlborough – On Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m., Dr. Gary Hylander will bring history to life with the presentation “Women’s Right to Vote” at the Marlborough Public Library, 35 West Main St.
Join Hylander as he focuses the discussion of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment around the career of Alice Paul. Party bosses long opposed the idea of women’s suffrage. It was associated with dangerous political reform and the concern that suddenly doubling the electorate might result in unwelcome social change as well. Besides politics was the work of men, not the concern of women. Suffragists endured year of public ridicule and were often arrested and jailed.
By the turn of the century however, with increasing numbers of women engaged in the workplace and especially with their important contributions in the First World War, women were granted the right to vote. In August 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment was passed.
For more information, contact Peggy Schwarz Ayres, Friends Special Program Series Chair, at 508-481-7118 or go to The Friends website at www.mpl-friends.org.