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April 2020

Little Compton Women’s History Project

April 13 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 11:59 pm

Explore the on-line version of the Little Compton Women's History Project. New biographies welcome through April 21. Send to lchistory@littlecompton.org. This is an on-going event. In 2020 the Little Compton Historical Society is celebrating the history of Little Compton’s women. We will expand our archive of women’s documents, photographs and objects, continue to build this website to share the histories of more Little Compton women, and create a special exhibition exploring the lives of local women from the 1600s to…

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Vanderbilts and The Votes For Women Tour in Newport, RI: Celebrate the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

April 19 @ 9:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Newport Visitor Center parking lot, 23 America's Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840
Newport, 02840 United States
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Celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment with an entertaining, narrated, guided 1.5-hour driving tour of Newport's many sights connected to women who influenced suffrage, such as Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Edith Wharton and Julia Ward Howe. Dressed as a suffragette, Newport tour guide Betty Czech, during the 1.5-hour driving tour, will point out where numerous, remarkable women, who helped win suffrage, lived or visited. Optional add-ons to the tour include (1) an audio tour of Marble House mansion where Alva…

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August 2020

19th Amendment Centennial Patch Program-Girl Scouts of all ages

August 1, 2020 - July 1, 2021
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Free

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England invites Girl Scouts of all ages to complete steps to earn a commemorative XIX: Shall Note be Denied patch. Requirements range from discovering the history of the Women's Rights Movement to writing your own suffragette speech. Get creative and have fun while learning about the 19th Amendment! In the year 2020, the United States marks an important milestone for women’s suffrage, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The core value…

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September 2020

Be a Voter Memes

September 1 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 11:30 pm
Free

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea is running three terrific contests to get students thinking about advocacy, suffrage and women’s contributions to communities around Rhode Island. Students can create posters about extraordinary women, write essays inspired by the 19th amendment, and guess what, even make voting memes! Visit the 19 Amendment Centennial page on the Secretary of State's website to learn more! This event started in March and will end on Nov 3, 2020.    

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March of the Women-Music Video Screening

September 1 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 11:59 pm

MARCH OF THE WOMEN celebrates the Centennial of WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE with a "virtual suffragette parade" created in COVID-19 quarantine. Featuring Judith Lynn Stillman (the Artist-in-Residence at Rhode Island College) & Friends, including members of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. We've begun our celebration - please join us by viewing our music video at any time! Please stay tuned for future virtual events. WOMENPOWER! The link is active and able to be viewed now. https://www.facebook.com/March-of-the-Women-107293790974373/videos/171364307546748  

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October 2020

Long Rhode to the Vote: Suffrage Centennial Lecture Series – Hilary Levey Friedman

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Free

In 2020 we celebrate two monumental events in American history: the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote, and the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment that at least nominally enfranchised African American men. To mark the occasion, URI is planning a yearlong virtual series. Scheduled speakers include: Kenneth Florey, one of the United States’ foremost collectors of women’s suffrage memorabilia; scholar and award-winning author Martha Jones, professor at Johns Hopkins…

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November 2020

Long Rhode to the Vote: Suffrage Centennial Lecture Series – Kathleen McIntyre

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Free

In 2020 we celebrate two monumental events in American history: the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote, and the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment that at least nominally enfranchised African American men. To mark the occasion, URI is planning a yearlong virtual series. Scheduled speakers include: Kenneth Florey, one of the United States’ foremost collectors of women’s suffrage memorabilia; scholar and award-winning author Martha Jones, professor at Johns Hopkins…

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Long Rhode to the Vote: Suffrage Centennial Lecture Series – Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event
Free

In 2020 we celebrate two monumental events in American history: the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote, and the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment that at least nominally enfranchised African American men. To mark the occasion, URI is planning a yearlong virtual series. Scheduled speakers include: Kenneth Florey, one of the United States’ foremost collectors of women’s suffrage memorabilia; scholar and award-winning author Martha Jones, professor at Johns Hopkins…

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