A Visit with Susan B. Anthony
Celebrate International Women's Day with a visit from Susan B. Anthony!
Miss Anthony will share some details about her life and upbringing, but will also do her best convince you to join her in the cause of equal rights for all. A highlight of the presentation is the story of her arrest, trial and conviction for the alleged crime of voting in 1872.
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, has often been called the “Susan B. Anthony Amendment,” in honor of the woman who was the best-known face of the Women's Suffrage Movement. In spite of tireless efforts on behalf of the movement, Miss Anthony did not live to see this eventual triumph.
Marjorie Goldman, a Philadelphia-based actor, has been researching and performing the role of Susan B. Anthony for over 20 years. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in American studies, in addition to her theater training, and is a former U.S. history teacher. Like Miss Anthony, she takes her work seriously, but not to the exclusion of a few good laughs whenever appropriate. Marjorie has been certified as a docent at the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House in Rochester, New York, where she continues to do research as often as possible. Find out more at Marjorie's website: www.mwgoldman.com.
There will be ample time for questions and answers after her presentation. Please register in advance.
- Sunday, March 8, 2020
- 1:30pm - 3:00pm
- Marple Public Library
- Meeting Room