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Suffragettes: Paving the Way For All
November 11, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
This program commemorates the 1895 Suffragette Convention in Newburgh, which took place at the Palatine Hotel now the site of the Newburgh Free Library. The convention marked a transition in leadership and continued the momentum for women obtaining the right to vote until Nov. 6, 1917.
This multi-part project includes a Bike Parade at 1 p.m. Whether you’re a biker, dog walker, or skater, wear all white and ride down Broadway from the Court House to City Hall.
At 2 p.m. the “Community Convening” at the Library features a panel of experts who will discuss the history of the suffragette movement, the role of black suffragettes, and what it means for civic engagement today. The audience will break into circles to explore themes of solidarity, trust, and action. For information, contact NBSuffragettes@gmail.com. This event is sponsored by Humanities New York and the New York State Museum. Sponsors include the Friends of the Newburgh Free Library and Fullerton Mansion Center for Arts and Culture.