The Vote! Spectacles of Suffrage: Women and the Right to Vote in Massachusetts
In October 1915, the Massachusetts Women Suffrage Association organized a suffrage parade. Some 15,000 marched through the Public Garden and Boston Common. Why did they select the Public Garden? How did it compare to suffrage parades and tactics elsewhere? How did local conditions and spaces inform strategies? What backlash did marchers face and why?
Join Paula Austin, author of Coming of Age in Jim Crow DC (NYU Press, 2019) and Lauren Santangelo, author of Suffrage and the City: New York Women Battle for the Ballot (Oxford University Press, 2019) for a conversation on organizing strategies, space, and intersectionality.
The Vote! is generously sponsored by Mass Humanities and is a statewide initiative to spark conversations around voting rights.
- Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Show more dates
- 7:00pm - 8:30pm