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The Work Must Be Done: Women of Color and the Right to Vote

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Inspired by the words of notable African American reformer and political activist, Mary Townsend Seymour, The work must be done, the Connecticut Historical Society presents exciting new research about the women of color who worked for women’s suffrage. Ilene Frank, Chief Curator, and Karen Li Miller, Research Historian from the Connecticut Historical Society along with Professor Brittney Yancy, Goodwin College, will raise up the stories of women such as Ms. Seymour, Rose Payton, Minnie Glover, Daisy Daniels, and others. The program includes conversation on the importance of having a history that is inclusive. Participants will examine how this history ties into current civic issues around voting. Funding for this project is made possible by the State of Connecticut and the National Endowment for the Humanities, both of which provide significant support to Connecticut Humanities.

This event will take place via Zoom webinar, and a link will be provided.


Registration is required. Please send an email to library@stoningtonhistory.org if you would like to attend.


July 11
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Category:


Connecticut Historical Society
The Stonington Historical Society