Character Actress Portrays Susan B. Anthony

Adams Center
33 Summer Street
Kingston , MA

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 6:30pm

Historic reenactor Jessa Piaia will present a one-person interpretation of women’s rights advocate Susan B. Anthony entitled Meet Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906): A Singular Feminist. The program is set in 1898 when Anthony was a popular speaker on the national circuit. A spokesperson for temperance, abolition, and women’s suffrage, she was arrested for voting illegally in the 1872 reelection of Ulysses S. Grant. Although she did not live to see the day, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution legalized the vote for American women on August 26, 1920. The 19th Amendment is co-named the “Susan B. Anthony” Amendment in her honor.

This program is sponsored by the Kingston Public Library. The program runs 45 minutes in length with an informal Q&A to follow and is appropriate for audiences ages 10 through adult.

Although this program is free, registration is requested. To register, visit the Library’s online calendar of events at www.KingstonPublicLibrary.org or call the library at 781-585-0517.