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“A Nursery for Militant Suffragists”: The History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement at Goucher College presentation

Release date: January 19, 2017

"A Nursery for Militant Suffragists": The History of the Women's Suffrage Movement at Goucher College presentation

Thursday, February 2 at 7:00pm 

Batza Room of the Athenaeum 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21286, USA

February 3, 2017 marks the centennial of the College Day picket of women suffragists on the White House.  The College Day picket was one of the many pickets in front of the White House organized by the National Women's Party to demand the right to vote for women. Despite controversy and disapproval by Goucher's administration, thirty Goucher students participated in the picket. To commemorate this anniversary, the Goucher College Library presents a public program, "A Nursery for Militant Suffragists": The History of the Women's Suffrage Movement at Goucher College, to be held on Thursday, February 2nd at 7pm in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum. The program will feature Goucher alumnae and students presenting their original research on the history of Goucher's involvement in the women's suffrage movement.  Their talks will highlight the role of notable alumnae and faculty in the suffrage movement as well as the college's important role in the local and national campaigns for voting rights for women. 

The program is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served.Research made possible through support from Class of 1960 Rhoda M. Dorsey Archives Endowment and Brooke and Carol Peirce Undergraduate Research Endowment. Event sponsored by the Friends of the Goucher College Library.

An accompanying exhibit will be up throughout the Spring 2017 semester.