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We Were There Too: African American Women who Advocated for Universal Suffrage
Tuesday, February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$10
We Were There Too:
African American Women who Advocated for Universal Suffrage
A lecture by Rosalyn Elder
Tuesday February 25, 2020 at 7:30pm
The face of the Suffragette Movement in the United States is, all to often, that of a middle-class white woman in a white dress but that’s only part of the story. I will share with you the stories of some of the African American women who participated in the movement for universal suffrage. That participation came with a heavy dose of societal protests to, “stay in their lane,” some of which came from their white, female counterparts.
Rosalyn D. Elder is a registered architect, entrepreneur, and author. She received her B.A. in Art History from the University of Memphis, her M. Arch. from the University of Washington, and her M. Arch. in Urban Design degree from Harvard University. Ms. Elder founded and operated Treasured Legacy, an African American cultural boutique at Copley Place from 1992 to 1998. From 1998 until 2012, she co- founded and operated Jamaicaway Books, a multi-cultural bookstore. Ms. Elder recently authored Exploring the Legacy, a book on the contributions of African Americans to both our state’s history and our country’s history.
Rosalyn will have copies of her book for purchase as well.
This talk is part of our Suffrage at 100 Series.
*Individual Membership holders are entitled to one ticket at members-only price, Family Memberships may purchase two tickets at members-only price. All additional Tickets must be purchased at General Admission price.
Plentiful on-street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.
Please leave parking spot places for those with special mobility needs.The 39 bus stops in both directions right outside the house on South Street.