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SUFFRAGE AS A WAR MEASURE

Dr. Preston Pierce of the Ontario County Historical Society will discuss the special 1917 military census and “inventory” taken by the state of New York prior to the American declaration of war. This military census and inventory resulted in 5.4 million New Yorkers, men and women, being surveyed and “registered.” A significant aspect of the census was that women played a major roll in taking the census and a concrete example of what the suffragists called “suffrage as a war measure.” This explained why they asked for voter approval of a NYS suffrage amendment in November 2017.

Registration is required and begins on Friday, January 12, but walk-ins are welcome.

 

Date:
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time:
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Penfield - Braman Room
Campus:
Penfield Public Library
Categories:
Adult Program  

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