On August 26, 2021, Suffrage100MA was pleased to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the 19th Amendment at a special event in the Boston Public Garden near the Swan Boats. Suffrage Display Panels for Ida B. Wells, Carrie Chapman Catt and Maud Wood Park were unveiled. Scroll down for photos of the event! Special thanks […]
On February 24, 1919, a group of women were arrested, and most were imprisoned in Boston’s Charles Street Jail, for protesting President Wilson during his visit to the Massachusetts State House and at a parade in his honor.
Prof. Cynthia Enloe, Sunday, April 28, 4pm, Needham Library
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On Thursday, February 28, 2019, the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts (WSCC), the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center, the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail, and We Did it For You! Women’s Journey Through History co-sponsored a commemoration of the centennial of a seminal moment in the 72-year woman suffrage movement: the last suffragists arrested […]
The Swan Boats in the Boston Public Garden have been the setting for The Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition program for Women’s Equality Day, August 26 for the past several years. The giant swans wear replica “Votes for Women” sashes, as do many of the speakers and attendees.
In 2018 Women’s Equality Day was celebrated at the Swan Boats on August 23. The program included author Barbara Berenson, Judith Kalaora as “Lucy Stone,” and remarks from MassVOTE Executive Director Cheryl Clyburn Crawford. Once again City Hall and the Zakim Bridge were awash with purple for Women’s Equality Day.
The WSCC joined partner organizations for a presentation by Kirstin Downey author of “The Woman Behind the New Deal.” Ms. Downey discussed Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor. April 8, 2018.
Over one hundred years ago, beginning in January 1917, a group of suffragists organized by Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party became the first group ever to protest in front of the White House. Their goal was to convince President Woodrow Wilson to support publicly an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would guarantee a […]
WSCC and the League of Women Voters of Needham hosted author Hannah Kimberley to speak about mountaineer and suffragist Anne Smith Peck, the subject of her recent book “A Woman’s Place Is at the Top.” October 5, 2017.