Date(s) - March 12, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6 Mercer Street
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote, Dr. Ann D. Gordon will present, “Memory and the Woman Suffragists of New Jersey.”
From 1776 to 1807, New Jersey allowed “inhabitants” to vote, regardless of citizenship, sex, or race. This talk will examine how historical memory of those years, when women in the state could vote, was transmitted across generations, embraced by a women’s rights movement, and incorporated into a political culture shared by the state’s suffragists.
Free; please register below, as space is limited.
Ann D. Gordon is Research Professor Emerita of History, retired from Rutgers University. A graduate of Smith College, she earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Early American history. From 1982 until her retirement, she edited the Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, published first as a 45-reel microfilm edition; she completed a six-volume Selected Papers from the collection in 2013. She has written numerous articles in women’s history and biography, and edited a collection of essays by scholars of black history, African American Women and the Vote, 1837-1965 (1997). Dr. Gordon recently served on a panel of historians advising the National Archives Museum on its exhibition, Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.
Support for the Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Lewis B. Cuyler Lecture is generously provided by Charles Schwab.