Monday, August 29, 2011

Women's Suffrage Centennial at San Leandro Public Library, September 24

U.S. women suffragists demonstrating
for the right to vote in February 1913.
The pennants read "VOTES FOR WOMEN."
Women gained the vote in California on October 10, 1911, nine years before the United States as a whole.  The San Leandro Public Library is commemorating the 100th anniversary with a program that honors the women who fought many years and endured terrible prejudice for the right to vote.  (Maybe your grandmother or great-grandmother was involved in the suffrage movement.)  The program includes a living history portrayal by the San Leandro Players of those fighting for the right to vote and their fierce opponents.  Then vocalist Rebecca Sulek and pianist Tania Johnson will perform a sing-along of suffrage marching songs. Next will be a screening of the film documentary One Woman, One Vote (film length is 106 minutes).  A "meet and greet" reception with cookies and tea will follow the program.

The program will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2011, from 1:00—4:00 p.m.
San Leandro Public Library
Lecture Hall
300 Estudillo Avenue
San Leandro, CA
(510) 577-3971

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