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Why Not in Vermont? The Long Campaign for Women’s Suffrage

May 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Why did Vermont lawmakers resist women voting in the 19th and 20th centuries? Through the stories of three Vermont suffragists, Lyn Blackwell outlines the shifting debate over women’s full citizenship from the 1850s until 1920.

Marilyn Blackwell is a historian and writer who specializes in US and women’s history. She has taught at UVM, Norwich University, and the Community College of Vermont. She co-authored Frontier Feminist: Clarina Howard Nichols and the Politics of Motherhood with Kristen T. Oertel.

This First Wednesday program of Vermont Humanities is being presented at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, but is only open for virtual audiences.  Registration information at the Vermont Humanities website here.


Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
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Vermont Humanities Council
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