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Exhibition Lecture: Sally Roesch Wagner, Women's Suffrage Anthology

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 6:30 PM | Members' Room | open to the public | $15 per person | registration required

In connection to the Library’s exhibition Women Get the Vote, Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner tells the stories of those who made women’s suffrage happen, based on her new Women’s Suffrage Anthology, which unfolds a new intersectional look at the 19th-century women’s rights movement.

Feminist pioneer Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner is a nationally recognized lecturer, author and storyteller of woman’s rights history. One of the first women to receive a doctorate in the United States for work in women’s studies, and a founder of one of the country’s first college women’s studies programs, Dr. Wagner has taught women’s history for fifty years. She currently serves as adjunct faculty in the University Honors Program, Syracuse University, and St. John Fisher’s Executive Leadership Program. Wagner has also been a Visiting Professor at SUNY Plattsburgh, a Research Affiliate of the Women’s Resources and Research Center at the University of California, Davis and a consultant to the National Women’s History Project.

She appeared in Ken Burns’ film Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and wrote the accompanying faculty guide for PBS. Wagner’s other books include She Who Holds the Sky: Matilda Joslyn Gage, revealing a suffragist written out of history because of her stand against the religious right over 100 years ago (the woman Gloria Steinem describes as “ahead of the women who were ahead of their time”) and Sisters in Spirit: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists, which documents the surprisingly unrecognized authority of native women.

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