Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll will speak about the legacy of women in Salem who fought nearly a century ago for the right of women to vote, as well as the existing barriers to voting in the United States today.
The 19th amendment became a part of the U.S. Constitution on August 26, 1920. Massachusetts was the eighth state to ratify the amendment on June 25, 1919.
Born in Salem in 1853, Sarah Redmond, an African American woman, was an internationally-known leader for human rights and women's suffrage. This event kicks off a year-long series of events around voting rights prior to the 2020 elections.
Ellison Campus Center, North Campus
1 Meier Drive, Salem, MA 01970