Morningside Quaker Meeting

Quakers and the Struggle for Women's Vote

Charlene Ray shares:

Three videos from the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse’s program series “Struggle for Women’s Suffrage: Politics and Race” are now available for viewing on YouTube. The most recent “Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: Poet, Activist, Reformer,” is presented by Marcia Robinson, Asst. Professor of Religion, Syracuse University. Harper was an influential abolitionist, suffragist, poet, lecturer, and reformer who co-founded the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs. She was a household name in the nineteenth century. Born free in Baltimore, she was one of the first African American women to be published in the United States.

You can also watch ”The Famous Friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass”, presented by Carol Faulkner, a professor of history at Syracuse University and also ”Hester Jeffrey: Temperance; Suffrage; Political Action”, presented by Susan Goodier, professor at SUNY Oneonta.