Worcester Historical Museum and Worcester Women’s History Project present
May 10, Thursday, at 7 PM, at Worcester Historical Museum
Barbara Berenson, author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers
Berenson focuses her accessible history on Bay State women – many from Worcester County – who catalyzed the effort to gain women’s right to vote on a state and national level. She also addresses why Massachusetts suffragists have not received the attention they deserve – until now. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, she works as a Senior Attorney at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
May 24, Thursday, at 7 PM, at Worcester Historical Museum
Judith Wellman, Ph.D., author of The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman’s Rights Convention
Feminists from 1848 to the present have rightly viewed the Seneca Falls convention as the birth of the women’s rights movement in the United States and beyond. In her book, Judith Wellman offers the first well documented, full-length account of this historic meeting in its contemporary context. The convention succeeded by uniting powerful elements of the antislavery movement, radical Quakers, and the campaign for legal reform under a common cause.
Book signings and light refreshments
Admission: $5 general, free to WHM and WWHP members