Winter 2020, Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement

Presented by Liz Tentarelli



The campaign for women’s right to vote was a long one—from the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were the key players in New Hampshire and the nation? What issues and obstacles did they face? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women’s suffrage amendment? Who was left out when women got the right to vote? Using historic photos and documents, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey. With a career spanning over 30 years teaching high school and college students, Liz is President of the League of Women Voters NH, a non-partisan organization that is the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. In 2015, Liz was appointed by Governor Hassan to serve on the Citizens’ Advisory Board of the NH Correctional Facility for Women. She has also held appointed offices in town government and served 12 years as an elected library trustee in Newbury. She currently serves on the Education Committee of the NH Library Trustees Association. For more information, call 603-878-1187.

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