The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Library:
On August 18, 1920, the United States ratified the 19th Amendment, making women’s right to vote a part of our nation’s Constitution.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of that historic moment and the suffrage movement that made it possible, the Watertown Free Public Library and the Watertown Historical Society invite you to join in two free, virtual events. With a national election on the horizon, there is no better time to reflect on the history and future of voting rights.
Here’s what the Library and the Historical Society are planning:
History At PlayTM, LLC Performance: I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone
Virtual Play | Thursday, 9/17 | 7 PM
In this fiery, one-woman performance by History At PlayTM, LLC, Judith Kalaora becomes Lucy Stone: A fierce abolitionist, women’s rights activist, and the first woman
from Massachusetts to earn a college degree. Challenging discrimination is not easy, but Lucy Stone is never one to take the easy road. Come along for the ride! This event is made possible through a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
After Suffrage: A 20/20 Perspective On Women’s Rights with Barbara Berenson
Virtual Lecture | Thursday, 10/1 | 7 PM
How have women fared politically and legally over the past century? Historian and author Barbara Berenson will focus on what changed after the passage of the 19th amendment, where we are now, and the century-long (and still ongoing) campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment.
You can learn more and register for both virtual events on the Library’s website: watertownlib.org/suffrage
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