Elaine Weiss to Speak at Princeton Public Library

Event Canceled due to Covid-19

Author Elaine Weiss: “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote”

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Woman's Hour

Author and journalist Elaine Weiss discusses her book “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote.” The book is the story of the multi-faceted 1920 struggle to get the state of Tennessee to ratify the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote.From the publisher’s website:Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have approved the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote; one last state – Tennessee – is needed for women’s voting rights to be the law of the land. The suffragists face vicious opposition from politicians, clergy, corporations, and racists who don’t want black women voting. And then there are the “Antis” – women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing suffrage will bring about the nation’s moral collapse. And in one hot summer, they all converge for a confrontation, replete with booze and blackmail, betrayal and courage. Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, “The Woman’s Hour” is the gripping story of how America’s women won their own freedom, and the opening campaign in the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.

Elaine Weiss is a journalist and author whose mgazine feature writing has been recognized with prizes from the Society of Professional Journalists, and her byline has appeared in many national publications, as well as in reports for National Public Radio. Her book about the woman suffrage movement, “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote,” has earned glowing reviews from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR, among others, and she has presented talks about the book and the woman suffrage movement across the country.In advance of Weiss’s talk at the library, join in a discussion of her book on Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Historical Society of Princeton.

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