MS. LEWIS WILL BE PRESENTING "WE CANNOT FAIL" AT THE MAIN LIBRARY IN THE KORET AUDITORIUM ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 AT 6:00 P.M., 100 LARKIN STREET
AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE OF "STORIES FROM THE ROAD" AT THE EXCELSIOR BRANCH LIBRARY ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16 AT 7:00 P.M, 4400 MISSION STREET AT COTTER.
Addressing a suffrage meeting, Sara Bard Field tells stories of her eighty-eight day cross-country automobile trip in 1915, carrying a petition to Congress for the immediate adoption of the Susan B. Anthony amendment, giving the right to vote to all women of the United States. Sara and two other feminists departed from the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco with 500,000 signatures of California women, who had already won the vote in 1911, and enfranchised women from eleven other western states. In the months prior to this journey, the National Women’s Party had maintained a booth in the Education Building to collect the signatures. To help reach the goal of universal suffrage, the three women endured the rough drive to Washington, D.C., on the brand-new Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental road in the United States, a road that was mostly unpaved, largely unmarked, and always without the amenities of rest stops or motels. Please join actor Bonda Lewis for the live performance and a question-and-answer session to follow.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
This program is in conjunction with the Centennial of California Women's Suffrage.
All programs at the Library are free.
Supported by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and The Institute for Historical Study
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