To celebrate Women’s Equality Day, join Charlottesville NOW via Zoom for HerStory, Her Voice, featuring Marianne E. Julienne co-author of a new book, The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia. Using pictures to bring the stories alive, Ms. Julienne will reveal the role of Virginia suffragists in gaining nationwide voting rights for women. They marched, rallied, lobbied, spoke on street corners, picketed the White House and even went to jail. In 2020, the 100thanniversary of the 19th Amendment, we salute these remarkable women for their important contributions and come together to honor them as we carry out their legacy in Virginia. (For this event, wearing of suffragist attire/sashes/colors (purple, gold and white) is encouraged!)
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In September (date TBD), our commemoration of the 19th Amendment continues with the rest of the story. Although the 19th Amendment granted voting rights to all women nationwide, states still had leeway to discriminate. Within a decade, state laws had disenfranchised most African Americans, and it would take the civil rights movement of the 1960s before all blacks in the south could vote. Today, voter suppression efforts continue, and we must exercise the political power earned by women in 1920 in the ongoing fight for gender and racial equality.
Read the book! Order The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia from Arcadia Publishing (https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Products/9781467144193) or Amazon
(https://www.amazon.com/Campaign-Suffrage-Virginia-American-Heritage/dp/1467144193) or check with your favorite local bookseller.
Take action! Lift up women’s voices and history and ensure our libraries have books that tell HerStory! These August and September virtual meetings will highlight Charlottesville NOW’s annual book drive to benefit the Jefferson Madison Regional Library. Everyone is invited to take action with NOW members and friends by donating feminist books for the library’s collection. A wish list of books for children and adults is available for viewing and purchase here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2318G3EIGHX0T?ref_=wl_share. Or help our community by buying at a local bookstore. Just be sure the book you purchase has the same ISBN number (which you can find under the book details in this list).
Event details and updates: cvillenow.org and Facebook.com/CharlottesvilleNOW/
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