Frenemies for Suffrage – Rochester NOW Meeting
Monday, March 18, 2019 7:00 - 8:30 pm Five Star Bank, Flower City Community Room, City Gate Branch, 395 Westfall Rd., Rochester (in the Costco Plaza)
Pioneering suffragists Stanton, Gage, and Anthony had a complicated relationship. Each brought strengths to their working relationship as the "triumvirate" leading the National Woman Suffrage Association - strengths that frequently grated on the other two.
Stanton was often aloof and disinterested, much more laid back than either of the other two. Gage was a master of snark. Stanton and Gage were tied philosophically to their analysis of how the church had wronged women, while Anthony was less a philosopher and more a politician, and a good one - she wasn't afraid to break eggs to make an omelet.
Mary E. Corey, SUNY emeritus professor of history, will discuss the inevitable fireworks of these three dynamic women at Rochester NOW's March 18 meeting. She will also introduce her new book, The Political Life and Times of Matilda Joslyn Gage, which will be available for purchase and signing.
There will be a brief business meeting following Mary's talk.
Free. Open to the public.