Four Women, an Open Car, and a Cause with Anne Gass
In September 1915 four women embarked in an Overland Six car from San Francisco’s Panama Pacific International Exposition on the country’s first cross-country road trip for a cause. They were carrying a petition to Congress and President Wilson demanding an amendment to the United States Constitution enfranchising women. Over primitive, poorly-signed roads and through blazing heat, rain, snow, and mud, they battled their way across the country, stopping in towns along the way to collect more signatures and to raise awareness that most women in the country were denied the vote. Historian Anne Gass retraced their route in 2015 and recounts it in this lively, illustrated presentation.
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Brookline and Friends of the Brookline Public Library, in celebration of the League’s Centennial Year and the 19th Amendment.Add to Google Calendar
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