The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
Thursday, May 2, 2019 (Evening)
TIME: 6:30-8:00 pm
TYPE: Speaker Reception
“Both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for every reader” — Hillary Rodham Clinton
The Woman’s Hour is the nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.
Nashville, August 1920: Thirty-five states have approved the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote; one last state—Tennessee—is needed for women’s voting rights to be the law of the land. The suffragists face vicious opposition from politicians, clergy, corporations, and racists who don’t want black women voting. And then there are the “Antis”—women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing suffrage will bring about the nation’s moral collapse. And in one hot summer, they all converge for a confrontation, replete with booze and blackmail, betrayal and courage. Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, The Woman’s Hour is the gripping story of how America’s women won their own freedom, and the opening campaign in the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.
Elaine Weiss is a Baltimore-based journalist and author, whose feature writing has been recognized with prizes from the Society of Professional Journalists. Steven Spielberg’s Amblin production company has optioned the book for adaptation, with Hillary Rodham Clinton serving as Executive Producer.
The book will be available for purchase and signing.
PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. $15 Young Dems. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.