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Guest speaker to explore woman’s suffrage movement
Monday, May 01, 2017

Guest speaker to explore woman’s suffrage movement

Traci Langworthy

The centennial anniversary of woman’s suffrage in New York State will be celebrated in a lecture by Traci Langworthy, a local historian and associate professor at Jamestown Community College, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m., in the garden area of Reed Library.

Her talk, “Making Woman’s History: Chautauqua County and the Suffrage Movement,” will also call attention to contributions made by Chautauqua area women to the movement.

Ms. Langworthy, who has a passion for 19th century women’s history, will focus on the story of woman’s suffrage in Southwestern New York. Key topics will include political equality clubs that formed in Chautauqua County in the late 19th century and suffrage events at the Lily Dale Assembly, among other regional events.

Along with teaching courses in United States history, local history, and women’s history, Langworthy also volunteers at local museums and historical societies. On her website, “Making Women’s History in Southwestern New York,” Langworthy, who has a M.A. in History from the University of Delaware, highlights local activists who were instrumental in achieving the right to vote for women in New York State.

The talk is sponsored by the Carnahan Jackson Fund for the Humanities of the Fredonia College Foundation and the Fredonia Department of English and is free and open to the public.

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