The Historical Society of Woodstock is sponsoring a talk on Elisabeth Freeman’s career as an organizer for several social justice causes. On May 19th there will be a zoom presentation and video showing the Freeman scrapbook which details English and US Suffrage, women’s garment workers and other labor issues, the anti-lynching campaign, and resistance to World War I.
To register, email email@example.com; please write “Elisabeth” in the subject line. You will receive a Zoom link prior to the event via email.
The social justice roots of the late Woodstock councilperson Jane Van De Bogart will be demonstrated by Jane’s cousin, Peg Johnston, in a virtual presentation about their great-aunt, Elisabeth Freeman. During the early 20th century, Freeman was a fiery advocate for the women’s trade union movement. She spoke out against the lynching of blacks in the South on behalf of the NAACP. A militant pacifist, after the U.S. entered World War I, Freeman worked to ensure civil liberties at home.
Humanities New York with assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Historical Society of Woodstock, presents the latest event in the ongoing series, Standing on Their Shoulders; 100 Years of Voting and Still Marching for Women’s Rights, a celebration of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.The project conceived by the Historical Society of Woodstock connects the local community to the history of the women’s rights movement. The views expressed in this presentation do not reflect the opinions or policies of Humanities New York, the National Endowment for the Humanities, or HSW.