Historian Jessica Sewell will compare the tactics used in the successful 1911 woman suffrage campaign with the unsuccessful campaign of 1896. In particular, she will focus on the differing uses of space as women moved more into the public sphere in the teens, venturing into union halls, theaters, and hotels, to bring the suffrage message to the public, as well as making use of marketing their message through advertising, and with and sales of suffrage products.
Audience members will have the opportunity to purchase Sewell's book, Women and the Everyday City: Public Space in San Francisco, 1890–1915.
A walking tour of important San Francisco suffrage locations will follow. If you're interested, please meet on the Fulton Street steps after the talk. Wear comfortable shoes, and dress for the weather.
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*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.