Susan B. Anthony Writes About a “Women’s Lecture Course” By Women, to Promote Female Equality and Suffrage
ALS : Autograph Letter SignedANTHONY, Susan B. Autograph Letter Signed. 1 page, dated August 1902. On National American Woman Suffrage Association Letterhead.
Anthony writes in her hand with visible excitement about “what the Philadelphians are doing” to promote women’s suffrage. In addition to bringing in “600 members to her club,” they have also established a series of “twenty lectures – but twenty first class speakers – women. I think to have it said that it was a women’s lecture course,” which she calls “a great thing.” Closing with a discussion on the practicalities of selling tickets to these suffrage events, she encourages her correspondent “to get Capitalists to buy them for their employees” and to “make a very big thing out of this.” A fascinating look into Anthony’s efforts to create space for women to raise their voices in public and advocate for their own cause.
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