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The True Grit of the Suffragists

Sunday, November 15, 2020, 2:00 pm4:00 pm


Sunday, November 15, 2020
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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$5 recommended donation

Staten Island OutLOUD presents a virtual performance on the women’s suffrage movement with local historian Patricia Salmon, Edwina Martin (Public Administrator of Richmond County) and Bonnie Bolstein (Island resident and descendant of suffragists). Ms. Salmon will trace the history of the suffrage movement from international, national and local perspectives, with a special focus on Staten Island suffragists. Ms. Martin (in costume) will present the dramatic narrative of an African-American suffragist. Ms. Bolstein will recount the work of her Quaker forebears who were active in the abolition and suffrage movements from the early 19th century onwards. Beth Gorrie will emcee the program.

Poet Laureate, True Grit Suffragist, and Zine Workshops are sponsored by a Humanities New York Vision/Action Grant

Patricia Salmon, Edwina Martin, and Beth Gorrie. Photo courtesy of Staten Island OutLoud.