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Lunch and Learn: Drusilla Poole and Local Suffragists in Their Own Words

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 12:00 pm12:30 pm


Thursday, February 18, 2021
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
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$5 recommended donation

*Live Zoom Session*

A recording of this presentation is available below. 

$5 suggested donation/ free for members

Celebrate Black History Month by joining Gabriella Leone, Curator of Women of the Nation Arise!, for a look at the arguments suffragists made in favor of women’s participation in government. Learn about local suffragists such as Drusilla Poole, whose organization the Women’s Civic and Political Union formed in 1919 to teach Black women on Staten Island about politics and encourage them to vote.

Lunch and Learn is a new lecture and presentation series beginning with a focus on objects in the museum’s collection. Join us when you’re hungry for knowledge, but only have time for a snack.