SHARON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Join in to hear about Alice Paul, a courageous leader in the fight for the women's right to vote.
Thursday, October 8, 2020
6:45 PM FOSPL Annual Business Meeting
7:00 PM Zoom* Book Talk - 100 Attendees
Join us on Zoom:
Meeting ID = 886 4403 2227
Password = 688813
Will be rebroadcast on Sharon TV Channel 8
Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? weaves together two storylines: the trajectories of Alice Paul and Woodrow Wilson, two apparent opposites. Paul’s procession of suffragists resulted in her being granted a face-to-face meeting with President Wilson, one that would lead to many meetings and much discussion, but little progress for women. With no equality in sight and patience wearing thin, Paul organized the first group to ever picket in front of the White House lawn—night and day, through sweltering summer mornings and frigid fall nights.
From solitary confinement, hunger strikes, and the psychiatric ward to ever more determined activism, Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? reveals the courageous, near-death journey it took, spearheaded in no small part by Alice Paul’s leadership, to grant women the right to vote in America.
About the Author
Tina spent her formative years as an award-winning journalist writing about everything from business to politics to fashion. In 2005 she left her editing post at the Boston Globe to publish her first book, the internationally acclaimed Birth: The Surprising History of How We Are Born. Her second book, Jackie After O: One Remarkable Year When Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Defied Expectations and Rediscovered Her Dreams, rounds out Tina's interest in the various stages of a woman's life - from motherhood to empty-nester and beyond.
Visit https://tinacassidy.info/ for more info.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Sharon Public Library and The League of Women Voters of Sharon-Stoughton