Branch Program

Women’s Rights and Three Amendments

Join us at the Pittsford Community Library Fishers Meeting Room at 12:30 p.m. on January 17th. Bring a bag lunch if you wish and enjoy the gifts of dessert, beverages, and friendships while we learn and prepare for 2020.

Rose Welch, our speaker for the Friday, January 17th branch program, has been immersed in the story of Susan B. Anthony as a docent and has researched how the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the Constitution impacted voting rights.  She also recently provided Osher members with a course on the suffrage movement.

She will take us on a journey through history as we touch upon the following topics and more:

  • ~The 13th 14th, and 15th amendments and their impact on voting rights for former slaves and the response women experienced from the passage of those amendments
  • ~ Voting rights of immigrants
  • ~ Two suffrage organizations and the impact on black women
  • ~ Mary Church Terrell
  • ~ Ida B. Wells
  • ~The moral pain but political reality SBA endured
  • ~ Educated Suffrage