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Untold Stories of the Suffrage Movement by Ed Nizalowski
June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The struggle for women’s suffrage was part of a world wide campaign that consumed the lives of activists for several generations. By 1912 ten states and territories, all of them east of the Mississippi River, allowed full suffrage for women. New York State was seen as a key state in the campaign being the most populous at the time. The women of Tioga County and their male allies did their part to break the deadlock. Ed will also give an overview the the entire suffrage effort including some of the important figures that deserve more attention, the work of the anti-suffrage forces, the importance of the male allies, the controversy when the 15th amendment was passed and the amazing drama when the final state of Tennessee passed the suffrage amendment in the summer of 1919.
The Coburn Academy meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm at the Coburn Free Library, 275 Main Street, Owego, NY 13827. Call the library for more information 607-687-3520. Ask for Meredith or Corinne.