August Local History – Virtual Events

August 24 @ 7:00 pm

From Parlor to Politics: Women’s Fight for the Right to Vote

Join us for the astonishing history of the vision, courage, strategic planning, networking and tenacity demonstrated to win the 72-year battle for women’s political, social and legal equality. Learn of the conditions under which 19th century women lived and what provoked them into organization and revolution for women’s right to vote. As the story and the disturbing circumstances are revealed you will be impressed and inspired by the words of four woman suffrage leaders who lived this journey and dedicated the majority of their adult lives to guaranteeing a more egalitarian society: Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Alice Paul. The story continues Tuesday evening, August 25, 7 p.m. when Annette Baldwin portrays suffrage leader and founder of the League of Women Voters Carrie Chapman Catt, who will be “at home.”

Please register in advance for this meeting (room capacity is 300. Please note that this lecture will not be recorded.)

https://infodepot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0od-2gqTMsHNPcZEBREaupecsFLmzVzSji

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting.


August 25 @ 7:00 pm 

Chautauqua: Carrie Chapman Catt

Before Carrie Chapman Catt, an Iowa school teacher, principal and superintendent of schools, was 30 years old, she began the work for which she is most lauded: a leader of woman suffrage.  She possessed skills of organization, diplomacy, strategy and oratory, and in 1900 she was named the president of the National Woman Suffrage Association.  In February 1920, six months before ratification of the 19th Amendment, Catt also founded the League of Women Voters, to educate women to be independent, politically-informed citizens.  Join us as we visit Mrs. Catt at her home, where she has returned from Washington D.C. after the 19th Amendment has been signed into law.

Please register in advance for this meeting (room capacity is 300. Everyone who registers for the meeting will receive a link to a recording of the program which will be available to view for five days):

https://infodepot-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpceGrqT4qHNA_6DoE8m0dc_jjf_wm1DEK

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional information about joining the meeting.


August 26 @ 6:00 pm

From Plume Street to the Polls (Hosted by Information Services)

Please join us for a special program led by Dr. Melissa Walker to celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment.  Focusing specifically on South Carolina’s part in the Women’s Suffrage movement, Dr. Walker will place our state in the context of this great movement in American history, which culminated in granting women the right to vote.  Program will be held virtually via Zoom.  Contact the Information Services department for more information at (864) 596-3505.

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August Virtual Local History Events Poster

Date

Aug 24 2020 - Aug 31 2020

Time

All of the day

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 24 2020 - Aug 31 2020
  • Time: All of the day
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