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Lecture: 100 Years of Votes for Women

August 18, 2020 @ 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Lecture: 100 Years of Votes for Women

Honor the 100th anniversary of American women gaining the right to vote (also called "suffrage") with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920: Join us for a virtual lecture with guest speaker Amanda Hercula. She will share the history of the era, including the impact women's suffrage had on the Grosse Pointe area. Discover stories about Grosse Pointe suffragists, including the Ford and Sherrard families. Hercula will also take a look at some of the lesser known facets and activists, as well as discussing the lasting and historical effects of women winning the right to vote.

This is an online event. Our program uses the Zoom platform. You will receive an access code and a link to use to join the meeting. You will need to download the Zoom app to your smartphone or tablet, or log into the Zoom website before you begin the workshop.

Cost: $10 general public, $5 Ford House members


Amanda Hercula holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Wayne State University. Her research on a Michigan suffragist, Charlotte Berry Sherrard, has been published in Women and Social Movements. Her research interests include the historic and contemporary creation and navigation of female-forward spaces and the relationship between capitalism and activist work. Amanda will begin a graduate program in Community Development at the University of Detroit Mercy in fall of 2020.


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