Living History Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Central Role in the Fight for Women’s Suffrage
May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Carol Simon Levin portrays Lillian Feickert, president of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association from 1912-1920, to tell the story of the role of New Jersey women in the long struggle for women’s suffrage.
Many do not realize that for 225 years some NJ women once had the right to vote and then lost it for over a century. New Jersey’s role in the struggle to regain that right is largely overlooked. Feickert shares stories about how nationally-known suffrage advocates Lucy Stone and Elizabeth Cady Stanton staged tax and voting protests in the state. She describes how Alice Paul became the dynamo who re-energized the push for a federal amendment and how Dr. Florence Spearing Randolph brought black women into the movement. Participants will learn that women were not “given” the vote, but fought for it for generations.
This is part of the Hopewell Valley Heritage Weekend.