This year marks 100 years since the 19th Amendment passed, granting women the right to vote. Join the Gunn Memorial Library and Gunn Historical Museum as we welcome back Historian
This year marks 100 years since the 19th Amendment passed, granting women the right to vote. Join the Gunn Memorial Library and Gunn Historical Museum as we welcome back Historian Mark Albertson to discuss this landmark event via Zoom on Thursday, August 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm. Visit the library’s event calendar to access the Zoom link.
When the 15th Amendment passed in 1870, granting black men the right to vote, Suffragettes like Susan B. Anthony were inspired to fight for their rights. The 19th Amendment was first introduced to Congress in 1878 and it took years of organizing, petitioning, and strategizing before the nation ratified the amendment. Women marched, wrote their legislators, lobbied and lectured all across the nation for several years before being taken seriously. Albertson will discuss the several factors that went into the struggle to get the 19th Amendment ratified and the activists who made it happen.
Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America. He has authored several books: USS Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship;They’ll Have to Follow You!:The Triumph of theGreat White Fleet; and On History. Mark teaches as an adjunct at Norwalk Community College on the topics such as World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Iraq, The American Empire, the Nazi Revolution and Jihad. An avid speaker, he travels widely throughout Connecticut presenting topics of history and current events in a variety of venues.
(Thursday) 6:30 pm