In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures on a wide array of topics including the American Revolution, presidential biography, women’s suffrage, and more.
Nearly 100 years ago, in August 1920, women in the United States achieved a momentous victory that was decades in the making: the right to vote. In commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment, celebrated writer Elaine Weiss traces the stories of the remarkable women who were at the forefront of the battle for suffrage and illuminates the roles of critical allies to the cause, including Frederick Douglass, Woodrow Wilson, and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Elaine Weiss, an award-winning journalist and a frequent correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, is the author of The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote.
This program will be held at the Reading Room in Bryant Park. The Reading Room is located on the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues. Look for the yellow and white umbrellas.
Rain Venue: In case of summer showers, there will be an on-site tent. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location or contact the New-York Historical’s Department of Public Programs at 212-485-9205.
Free Admission. No advance reservation is required. First come, first served.
This program is produced in partnership with the Bryant Park Corporation.