Barbara Berenson will be speaking in Westford on “Votes for Women: Massachusetts in the Women’s Suffrage Movement”
Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.
J.V. Fletcher Library
50 Main St, Westford
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 will be speaking next Thursday at 7 p.m. at 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.