Women’s suffrage movement topic of March 20 book discussion at Lewes library

March 7, 2018

In observation of Women’s History Month and to honor the movement that culminated in national suffrage, the League of Women Voters of Sussex County is hosting a discussion of the book, “Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box” by Angela P. Dodson. The discussion will be held at the Lewes Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, March 20.

Marge LaFond, librarian and league member, will lead the discussion covering the milestones of that hard-won struggle. From the birth of this nation to the recent crushing defeat of the first female presidential candidate, this book highlights women's impact on United States politics and government. By drawing on historic research and biographies of the leaders, it documents the challenging fight for women's right to vote.

Relevant to today's political environment, “Remember the Ladies” does not extract women's suffrage from the inseparable concurrent historic endeavors for emancipation, immigration and temperance. Its robust research documents the intersectionality of women's struggle for the vote in its true context with other progressive efforts.