Brownstones and Ballot Boxes: Women’s Suffrage in Brooklyn Heights
Aug 6, 2020 –
Thursday, August 6, 2020
This summer marks the centennial of the passage of the 19 th Amendment. In honor of this milestone year, let’s virtually visit one of the front lines in the fight for Suffrage: Brooklyn Heights, which was home to some of the nation’s earliest suffrage organizations, including those founded by Black women. The suffragists of Brooklyn Heights, known as the "wise women of Brooklyn” were doctors, lawyers, educators and orators whose vision and fortitude changed the course of history. On this virtual tour, we’ll explore suffrage history at what was once “the center of Black Brooklyn,” find out why the Brooklyn Bridge is a feminist icon, and see how the Brooklyn Academy of Music set the stage for the Women’s Movement.