For Part 2 of the two-part presentation on “The Road to the 19th Amendment,” the 1920 constitutional landmark that gave women the right to vote, historian and popular lecturer Tom Henry returns to Oneida Public Library Saturday, April 1, at 11 a.m.
In Part 2, Henry will trace the Woman’s Rights Movement after the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 and its evolution into a national push for the vote for women, first at individual state levels and then on the national scene. Along the way, the so-called Suffragettes gained allies in the male-dominated Progressive wings of the major political parties.
Henry, who is a retired social studies teacher at Liverpool and currently a very popular instructor in American history at Oasis Institute of Syracuse, has often lectured at the OPL, most recently last October on contested presidential elections.
Henry’s lecture on the 19th Amendment, free and open to all, is the first in a series of programs in the OPL’s 2017 Centennial Celebration of Women’s Suffrage in N.Y.S. For more information, stop by the Oneida Library, 220 Broad St., or call 315-363-3050.