May 12th at 2 pm in the Great Room.
Presented by author Barbara F. Berenson
“In her accessible history, Berenson focuses her spotlight on Bay State women who catalyzed the effort to gain women’s right to vote on a local and national level. The book makes a case for determination, perseverance and patience to bring about necessary change.” – Boston Globe
Few know Massachusetts was at the center of the revolutionary struggle for woman suffrage. A battle waged over historical memory obscured the state’s role—until now. Author Barbara Berenson gives the state’s revolutionary reformers the attention they deserve in this compelling and engaging story.
Barbara F. Berenson is the author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers (The History Press 2018), Boston in the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution (The History Press 2014), and Walking Tours of Civil War Boston: Hub of Abolitionism (The Freedom Trail Foundation 2011, 2nd ed. 2014). She is co-editor of Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Lawyers and Judges in Massachusetts (MCLE 2012). A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, she retired from her position as Senior Attorney at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in June 2019. She serves on the Boards of Boston By Foot and the Royall House & Slave Quarters.