“Votes For Women! Meet the Suffragettes!,” a presentation by Carolyn Ivanoff has been set for Thursday, March 14th, from 7 to 9 pm at the Florida Senior Center, 3 Cohen Circle, Florida, NY.
In 1848, the first women’s rights convention was held in Seneca Falls. But it wasn’t until 1920 that the 19th Amendment was ratified, giving American women the right to vote. Ivanoff will present the program in suffragist attire to commemorate the struggle through period photos, political cartoons and editorials.
There will also be displays to honor the lives of the Seward women, Frances and Fanny. Seward was a former NY Governor and Senator, as well as Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State. Frances, Seward’s wife, was part of the Underground Railroad in Auburn, NY and was friends with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and many other women activists. Fanny Seward, an aspiring writer, was very much her parents’ daughter in her progressive views and actions.
Suggested donations is $10 for Adults, $15 for two, Students are free. Light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited. Please call (845) 294-3839 to reserve a seat.
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Photo of Carolyn Ivanoff as a Suffragist courtesy The Valley Voice CT.