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Fashioning Women’s Suffrage: How Suffragists Used Dress to Win the Vote

Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Suffragettes with American flag

Contrary to stereotype, many suffragists were fashionable women.  They used chic attire and suffrage-themed accessories to advance their cause. They hoped to “sell” the movement by affiliating it with femininity, good looks, and style.

Prescott photoHeather Munro Prescott is Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University. Her research and teaching interests include U.S. women’s history, history of medicine and public health, history of childhood, and disability history. Her most recent book is The Morning After: A History of Emergency Contraception, published by Rutgers University Press in 2011. She has also published articles on the history of medicine in the Bulletin of the History of MedicineJournal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, and Technology and Culture. She is currently working on a book on the a cultural history of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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Monday, December 9, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States