The Brooklyn Historical Society presents Women's Suffrage Turns 100!, a three-part series celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State beginning on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.
Part 1 features "Women Can Vote. Now What?"
After a long, complicated battle, on November 6, 1917, women won the right to vote in New York State. While a major victory, this fight amplified rifts among equal rights constituents and advocates, primarily between African American women and white women.
BHS Director of Public History Julie Golia sits down with historian Deborah Gray White to discuss the 100th anniversary and its reverberations.
On Monday, November 6, 2017, Women's Suffrage Turns 100! continues with Part 2: Reshaping Politics.
In 2017 women make up less than 20% of Congress, even though they constitute over 50% of the American population. As more women take seats in elected offices, are priorities shifting? Are conversations evolving?
BHS Director of Public History Julie Golia leads this discussion with Christine Quinn, the first female Speaker of the NYC Council and former mayoral candidate, and A'Shanti F. Gholar, Political Director for Emerge America, the only organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and empowering Democratic women to run for public office.
On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Women's Suffrage Turns 100! continues with Part 3: The "Nasty Woman" Stigma.
Women in positions of power just can’t seem to win. If they’re not labeled too bossy, they’re labeled too meek. Cast as the dangerous intruder during suffrage, the vilification of political women and their signature issues continues today.
In this spirited discussion, panelists Joan Malin, former President of Planned Parenthood of New York City, Inc.; Allison K. Lange, women’s history historian; and Jamia Wilson, Feminist Press, Executive Director and Publisher, dig into a history of the mischaracterization of women. Moderated by BHS Director of Public History Julie Golia.
Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) is a library, museum, and urban education center dedicated to the people of Brooklyn, providing opportunities for civic dialogue and thoughtful engagement. Brooklyn Historical Society has two locations: the main site at 128 Pierrepont Street, housed in a magnificent landmark building designed by George Post and opened in 1881, and a new site in DUMBO!