How were women’s rights impacted once they gained access to the ballot in 1920?
Explore how women have fared politically and legally over the past century. Consider how women activists have built alliances and shaped laws in an effort to combat stereotypes. Review some of the key developments over the past century. Discuss the historical connections between women who opposed suffrage and those who oppose women’s rights today.
Barbara Berenson is the author of, among other books, Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers (2018). This program is cosponsored by Historic Newton, Newton Human Rights Commission and the League of Women Voters/Newton.