League To Present Talk On Local Suffragists On Monday, September 9

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The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons will mark the 100th anniversary of a major South Fork suffrage rally in East Hampton in August 1913 with the talk “The Suffragist Movement in East Hampton, Sag Harbor and Southampton: Women Work for the Right to Vote” with historian and League member Arlene Hinkemeyer on Monday, September 9, at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.

The talk also will commemorate Women’s Equality Day, which was on August 26, and is the date in 1920 when the Women’s Suffrage Amendment became law in the United States.

Ms. Hinkemeyer’s illustrated talk will cover the role of leaders in the women’s suffrage movement in the United States and discuss the inspiring work of local activists Mrs. Thomas L. (May Groot) Manson, Mrs. Russell (Margaret Slocum) Sage and Mrs. Edward P. (Lizbeth Halsey) White, who led the movement in East Hampton, Sag Harbor and Southampton, respectively, in the 1910s, to win passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

The talk was originally presented in March as part of the East Hampton Historical Society’s Winter Lecture Series.

For more information, call (631) 324-6713, or visit www.lwvhamptons.org.

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