Women's Suffrage

  • Celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage with Susan Ware

    Air Dates: April 6-12, 2020 The history of the American women’s suffrage movement is the history of determined community organizing, fierce protest, and the power of ideals. Susan Ware, however, tells us the history we know fails to reflect the diversity of the movement that won women the right to vote 100 years ago. A pioneer in the field of women’s history and a leading feminist biographer, Ware is the … Read More

  • Why They Marched: Celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage with Dr. Susan Ware, Historian and Leading Feminist Biographer in Partnership with the Newport Country League of Women Voters

    For far too long, the history of how American women won the right to vote has been told as the tale of a few iconic leaders, all white and native-born.  Why They Marched uncovers a broader and more diverse story waiting to be told, providing a fresh account of one of the most significant moments of political mobilization in American history.  As important as the goal of suffrage was, the struggle was … Read More

  • Pell Center and League of Women Voters, Newport County to Celebrate Centennial of Women’s Suffrage

    See the Newport Daily News’ Coverage of this event. Newport, R.I. – The Pell Center at Salve Regina University and the League of Women Voters, Newport County will host Susan Ware, historian and leading feminist biographer to present “Why They Marched: Celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage” on March 3, 2020 as part of the Pell Center’s spring lecture series. The struggle for women’s suffrage raised fundamental questions about women’s roles … Read More