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Historian Johanna Neuman discusses her new book, And Yet They Persisted: How American Women Won the Right to Vote, at one of the premier political clubs in New York City. The Women’s National Republic Club has been stellar in its support of this fight, its members taken a pilgrimage last summer to Seneca Falls, N.Y., where Elizabeth Cady Stanton first called for women to win the vote in 1848.
As the nation commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which cleared constitutional barriers to women voting, Dr. Neuman argues that the fight for the vote took far longer than previously credited — stretching from the revolutionary era in the 1770s, when some women agitated for the vote and others actually voted, to the civil rights era in the 1960s, when African American women in the South, technically enfranchised by the 19th Amendment, were kept from the ballot by local Jim Crow laws. In her new book — And Yet They Persisted: How American Women Won the Right to Vote — she tells how eight generations of women of all races and classes fought with great persistence over two centuries to win the ballot.
Join us for an evening of provocative thought, with a book signing to follow.