Presentation on EF – Elisabeth Freeman


Elisabeth Freeman on Soapbox, 1913.

The Historic Society of Woodstock is sponsoring a chat on Elisabeth Freeman’s profession as an organizer for a number of social justice causes. On Could nineteenth there can be a zoom presentation and video exhibiting the Freeman scrapbook which particulars English and US Suffrage, ladies’s garment employees and different labor points, the anti-lynching marketing campaign, and resistance to World Conflict I.

To register, e-mail historicalsocietyofwoodstockny@gmail.com; please write “Elisabeth” within the topic line. You’ll obtain a Zoom hyperlink previous to the occasion through e-mail.

The social justice roots of the late Woodstock councilperson Jane Van De Bogart can be demonstrated by Jane’s cousin, Peg Johnston, in a digital presentation about their great-aunt, Elisabeth Freeman. Through the early 20th century, Freeman was a fiery advocate for the ladies’s commerce union motion. She spoke out towards the lynching of blacks within the South on behalf of the NAACP. A militant pacifist, after the U.S. entered World Conflict I, Freeman labored to make sure civil liberties at house.

Humanities New York with help from the Nationwide Endowment for the Humanities and the Historic Society of Woodstock, presents the newest occasion within the ongoing collection, Standing on Their Shoulders; 100 Years of Voting and Nonetheless Marching for Girls’s Rights, a celebration of the 19th Modification to the US Structure.The undertaking conceived by the Historic Society of Woodstock connects the area people to the historical past of the ladies’s rights motion. The views expressed on this presentation don’t replicate the opinions or insurance policies of Humanities New York, the Nationwide Endowment for the Humanities, or HSW.

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