Tues., Aug. 18, 2020 – 7 pm ET via Zoom
Presenter: Nancy Kennedy, Author of Women Win the Vote! 19 for the 19th Amendment
Adults and young people age 9+ are encouraged to attend the event.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment on August 18, 1920, extending the right of suffrage to women.
Three generations of women fought for the right as American citizens to vote. In this program, local author Nancy B. Kennedy presents the lives of three leaders who personify the suffragists of their generation: Lucretia Mott, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Alice Paul. Ms. Kennedy’s book, Women Win the Vote! 19 for the 19th Amendment, brings more of these fascinating women to life through colorful stories and vivid illustrations. In their own words, these passionate activists reveal why they devoted their lives to gaining this hard-won civil rights victory.
Hopewell resident Nancy B. Kennedy is a journalist and the author of seven previous books. She was born in Rochester, New York, the home of suffragist Susan B. Anthony and an epicenter of reform activity. For more information about Nancy and her books, visit her website at www.nancybkennedy.com.
Co-sponsored by Pennington Public Library, Hopewell Valley Historical Society, and The Hopewell Museum, and made possible in part by a New Jersey Historical Commission history regrant from the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission.