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Dr. Ellen Carol DuBois on The Surprising Road to Woman Suffrage at Santa Monica Public Library

March 4, 2020

Dr. Ellen Carol DuBois on The Surprising Road to Woman Suffrage at Santa Monica Public Library

Santa Monica, California – Dr. Ellen Carol DuBois presents “The Surprising Road to Woman Suffrage” on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 7:00 pm in the Main Library’s Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. 

Dr. Ellen Carol DuBois presents an engaging 45-minute illustrated talk, offering a fresh perspective on the long struggle for women's voting rights.  The centennial of the 19th Amendment provides an opportunity to look at roads not taken, generations of activists involved, obstacles faced and overcome, and what was – and wasn’t – won as a result. 

Dr. DuBois, Distinguished Research Professor of History and Gender Studies at UCLA, has been researching and writing about the woman suffrage movement for her entire career.  She is the author, most recently, of Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote. A book sale and signing follow the program, courtesy of Small World Books. 

This program is part of the Women’s History Month celebration sponsored by the Santa Monica Commission on the Status of Women. The theme for 2020 is “Valiant Women of the Vote.” See smgov.net/cosw for a full list of events.   

This program is free and open to all ages.  Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to the event. The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, R10 and 18. Ride your bike. Bicycle parking racks are available at the library. 

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