0006) NJ'S CENTRAL ROLE IN THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE
 

Carol Simon Levin portrays Lillian Feickert, president of the NJ Woman Suffrage Association from 1912-1920, to explore the overlooked role of NJ in the long frustrating fight for woman suffrage. She tells how some NJ women once had the vote, then lost it for over a century, how nationally-known suffrage advocates Lucy Stone and Elizabeth Cady Stanton staged tax and voting protests in the state, Dr. Florence Spearing Randolph brought black women into the movement and Alice Paul became the dynamo who re-energized the push for a federal amendment. This program demonstrates that women were not “given” the vote, but fought for it for generations. CAROL SIMON LEVIN is a professional storyteller and independent historian specializing in telling the stories of “fascinating women history forgot” through first person portrayals.