EventsBoston Women Claim the Vote: Uncovering Stories from the 1920 Women's Voter Register

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Boston Women Claim the Vote: Uncovering Stories from the 1920 Women's Voter Register

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Description

After the 19th Amendment passed, more than 50,000 Boston women registered to vote. Their handwritten voter registrations are now being transcribed and are accessible to the public. From twentysomethings to octogenarians, Boston's first women voters included housewives, factory workers, office and sales clerks, immigrants who had naturalized as U.S. citizens, Black women from the South and the Caribbean, and many others. Join members of the Mary Eliza Project to hear stories of Boston's women voters and learn how to use this free online resource for your own research.

Please note that registration is required for this event as it is taking place over Zoom.

We strive to make our events accessible. To request a disability accommodation and/or language services, please contact: Jessy Wheeler at jwheeler@bpl.org, by March 28, 2024. Please allow at least two weeks to arrange for accommodations.

Program:
Local & Family History Lecture Series
Suitable for:
Young Adults (Ages 20-34)
All Adults
College Students
Older Adults
Visitors
Type:
Talks & Lectures
Featured Events
Local History
Genealogy
Language:
English

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