Sonoma County 2020 Women's Suffrage Project Centennial Series Kick-off Event

Sonoma County 2020 Women's Suffrage Project Centennial Kickoff event

Tue, August 18, 2020, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us as we chat with Molly Murphy MacGregor Founder and Executive Director of the National Women’s History Alliance and Paula Freund, Curator of Petaluma Museum’s Suffrage Exhibit about the history of suffrage and what it mean’s to celebrate the centennial during a pandemic.

Moderated by Leslie Graves of Sonoma County 2020 Women’s Suffrage Project, this the first of our Centennial Series of events August 18 – 26, recognizing suffrage for all has not been actualized while celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment in Sonoma County.

On this date one hundred years ago: August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment. With Tennessee’s ratification, the 19th Amendment became law, ensuring that the right to vote could not be denied based on sex. Upon the word that Tennessee had ratified, Alice Paul unfurled the Woman’s Party ratification banner with its thirty-six victory stars, and from the balcony of the headquarters it proclaims the triumph of the cause for which the Woman’s Party was founded–the national enfranchisement of the women of America.

This will be streamed live on Facebook and Zoom.

Visit our Facebook Event page for the Zoom Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1674022199412318/

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