The Long Road to Suffrage
Price for Members: $40
Price for Non-Members: $60
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 22, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Susan McGough, M.A. American studies, University of Hawai’i
Location: Concord Campus
(Box lunch included)
Women strove for the right to vote right from the founding of the nation, and after setbacks in the Revolutionary period, were still at it in 1848 when a formal suffrage movement took shape at Seneca Falls. Ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 finally gave women the vote, but not all of them. Ms. McGough will review this long struggle, with particular attention to roles played by Iroquois and Quaker women, the temperance and abolition movements, opposition to child labor, and a special relationship with British suffragists. The struggle for gender equality, of course, still goes on. Allow OLLI and Ms. McGough to show you how it unfolded early around voting rights and also reveal how much more there is to do. (Box lunch included)
Start time: 10:30 a.m.
End time: 03:30 p.m.
Venue: Cal State East Bay
Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord