Women’s History Month 2015
F R E E Live Stream “Temperance and Woman Suffrage: Reform Movements and the Women Who Changed America”
There’s only 1 day left in March which means that Women’s History Month is coming to an end. Go out with a bang with the U.S. National Archives and the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum in Washington D.C. as they live stream “Temperance & Woman Suffrage” on 3/31/15 @ 7pm ET
YouTube Live Stream link: http://bit.ly/1I4YXTI
Temperance and Woman Suffrage: Reform Movements and the Women Who Changed America
The temperance and woman suffrage movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries created opportunities for women to organize for social, economic, and political change. Support for the temperance movement through the largest women’s organization, the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, opened the door for women to work not only for temperance, but for issues including improved working conditions for wage-earning women, improved public education, and political equality. Page Harrington, executive director of the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, leads a discussion on how these reform movements provide a fascinating study of the individuals who participated in both movements, the organizations they created, and women as the driving force behind significant change in the United States. Lori Osborne, archivist and president of the Frances Willard Historical Association; Dr. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, University Professor Emerita, Morgan State University; and Kristina Myers, program director at the Alice Paul Institute, will also participate. Presented in partnership with the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum in celebration of Women’s History Month.