Massachusetts' Forgotten Role In The Women's Suffrage Movement

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When we talk about the woman suffrage movement, a few key names and places stand out in history. The Seneca Falls Convention, 1848. Lucretia Mott. Elizabeth Stanton. And of course Susan B. Anthony.

But in her new book, "Massachusetts In The Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers," historian Barbara Berenson argues that our understanding of the history leaves out important voices and events right here in the Bay State.

Berenson writes that the women's right movement actually began here, that the first national woman's rights convention was held in Worcester, and that in remembering Stanton and Anthony, we forget locals Lucy Stone and the Grimke sisters.

Barbara Berenson will be speaking at the Worcester Historical Museum on May 10. 


Barbara Berenson, lawyer, historian and author of the new book "Massachusetts In The Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers."

This segment aired on May 1, 2018.

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