A Visit with Super-heroine of the Women's Suffrage Movement
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New York State by meeting Antoinette Brown Blackwell as portrayed by accomplished Rochester actress Betty Miller. Antoinette, born in Henrietta, worked tirelessly to improve women's status in society and used her religious faith to expand women's rights. At 95 years old, she was the last of the original leaders of the women's movement alive to vote when the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote was passed. Appropriately, she spoke at the first National Women's Rights Convention.
Antoinette was just one of Susan's suffragette friends. Tina Thompson, Henrietta's Town Historian, will talk about Susan's other companions. We will end this fascinating performance with music from the era.
The program at 7pm on Thursday, April 20 is free and open to the public. Registration is not needed.