Past Events

ZOOM Lecture: Suffrage & Women of Color

2020-10-21 Suffrage Cartoon
10/21/20 —10/22/20

The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to Join Us for

Lifting as They Climbed: Women of
Color and the Fight for Suffrage in
New York State

When: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 3:00 PM, and Thursday, October 22, 2020, 7:00 PM
Where: ZOOM – Online (Zoom link provided with your confirmed reservation)
Admission: $FREE (reservations are required)

African American and Native American women played an integral role in the fight for women's suffrage in New York State, from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 that launched the Suffrage Movement through ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

In this presentation, HSRC Executive Director Susan Deeks explores connections among various movements that brought women together during in the 18th and 19th centuries,
and that ultimately split them apart along racial lines. How this played out in the Hudson Valley provides glimpses of promising areas for future research into the history of Rockland County.


Email us at info@rockland history. Or download, fill out, and return the PDF below, by October 14, 2020, to: 

Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY  10956

Phone: (845) 634-9629

Please note: Space is limited for this online program. Reservations are required. A waiting list will be compiled, and available spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York.


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