Barbara Berenson on ‘Votes for Women: Massachusetts in the Women’s Suffrage Movement’ in Westford on March 7th

If you missed Barbara Berenson’s terrific talk at LWVMA’s conference last spring, here’s another chance to learn about the crucial role Massachusetts women played in the suffrage movement. With support from the Westford League, she’s speaking Thursday, March 7th,  at 7pm the J.V. Fletcher Library in Westford. 

Massachusetts was at the center of the national struggle for women’s rights. Long before the Civil War, Lucy Stone and other Mass. abolitionists launched the organized movement at the first National Woman’s Rights Convention, held in Worcester. After the war, state activists founded the Boston-based American Woman Suffrage Association and Woman’s Journal to lead campaigns across the country. Their activities laid the foundation for the next generation of suffragists to triumph over tradition. Author Barbara Berenson will discuss her book, which gives these revolutionary reformers the attention they deserve. 

FREE! Ages 14 and up. Register online or call Information Services at 978-399-2304, though walk-ins are welcome.

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