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OUR RIGHTS TOO! Overlooked Women of Color in the Fight for Women’s Rights

26 February 2024

“Get two for the price of one.” The February 27th meeting of the Historical Society of Scotch Plains and Fanwood is on the cusp of February-March.  February celebrates “Black History Month” and March celebrates “Women’s History Month.” This program covers both Black and Women’s History:  2 for 1. This meeting features the return of popular storyteller Carol Simon Levin with her program called “Our Rights Too!” Emphasizing the overlooked role played by women of Color, Levin tells the long fight for women’s rights. She shares the stories of Phillis Wheatley, the enslaved woman who wrote a poem in honor of George Washington, noted abolitionists and women’s speakers Maria W. Stewart & Sojourner Truth and Native American activists Zitkala-Su to name a few. Come to this special meeting to learn about more women of all colors and creed who fought for women’s rights and women’s lives. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday,February 27th  at the Shady Rest Country Club, 820 Jerusalem Rd. (at the corner of Plainfield Avenue) in Scotch Plains.

In addition to performing lively historic portrayals, Levin is the author of Remembering the Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates, which profiles 69 women—well-known and unknown—who worked tirelessly for women’s rights in America. She holds a bachelor’s degree focusing on women’s history and history of technology from Cornell University and a master’s degree in library services from the University of Arizona. She is also the founder of the website tellingherstories.com.

The upcoming meeting is free and all are welcome. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the presentation. For questions, please email Info@HistoricalSocietySPFNJ.org or call 908/322-6700 Extension 230.


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