2019-2020 will mark 100 years since the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote. Two women who began the quest for woman's suffrage back in 1848 were Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Their friendship, their passion for the cause, their untiring work for the rights of women over the course of half a century, laid the foundation for the eventual passage of the amendment, though neither of them lived to see this success.
Dorothy Brooks has captured many significant moment of their lives in her recently published collection of poems, "Subsoil Plowing," poems written in the voice of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Join her for a look at the highlights of their struggle, and a discussion of the way this work for women's full equality is still ongoing.
Instructor: Dorothy Howe Books
Dates: 4/2/2019 - 4/2/2019
Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Building: Building O