Third Thursday: Women’s Suffrage in Vermont
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the closure of the University of Vermont campus in response to the spread of COVID-19, we will be canceling the in-person talk and moving it to an online event. Please tune in on our Facebook page to hear historians Lyn Blackwell and Rachel Onuf speak about the history of women’s suffrage in Vermont.
2020 marks the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which extended the right to vote to women. Many of us are familiar with national activists and events, but what did the story look like in Vermont? Historians Lyn Blackwell and Rachel Onuf are co-chairs of the history and research committee of the Vermont Suffrage Centennial Alliance, an organization planning yearlong celebrations of women’s voting rights. They will share a Vermont perspective on suffrage, including previously overlooked and fascinating women, and the research they’ve undertaken in order to put the story together. They will also review events planned to celebrate suffrage in Vermont.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Vermont.