For far too long, the history of how American women won the right to vote has been told as the tale of a few iconic leaders, all white and native-born. Join us for a conversation with Susan Ware, as she uncovers a much broader and more diverse story of the many women who worked tirelessly in communities across the nation, out of the spotlight, protesting, petitioning, and insisting on their right to full citizenship.
A pioneer in the field of women’s history and a leading feminist biographer, Susan Ware is the author and editor of numerous books on twentieth-century U.S. history. Educated at Wellesley College and Harvard University, she has taught at New York University and Harvard, where she served as editor of the biographical dictionary Notable American Women: Completing the Twentieth Century (2004). Since 2012, she has served as the general editor of the American National Biography, published by Oxford University Press under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies. The Library of America published Ware’s latest anthology on women’s suffrage in May 2019.
Join us for a conversation between Susan Ware, Honorary Women’s Suffrage Historian at Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library, and historian Ellen Fitzpatrick.
6:00 pm Wine and Cheese Reception; Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters
7:00 pm Forum Untold Stories: Why They Marched with Susan Ware
$5 Member | $10 Non-Member. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund and grants from the Concord Cultural Council, the Lexington Council for the Arts, and the Lincoln Cultural Council – local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Books available for purchase and signing in partnership with the Concord Bookshop. Register here.