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Contact: Jane Lord
LWVSCDE Hosts The Woman's Hour Discussion
A discussion of the award-winning book The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote, by Elaine Weiss, will be held on Saturday February 22, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., at the Lewes Public Library. The League of Women Voters of Sussex County is hosting the event in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of ratification of the 19th amendment. Copies of the book are on reserve at the Lewes Library for anyone wishing to participate.
The Woman's Hour won the 2019 Silver Gavel Award, the American Bar Association’s highest honor for a book furthering the American public’s understanding of law. While the book is a well-documented history, the author humanizes women who worked for the amendment as well as those who opposed it. Weiss reveals how prosuffragists sometimes compromised racial equality to win the vote for white women and acknowledges the continuing struggle for race and gender justice.
Praising The Woman's Hour as “a page-turning drama,” Hillary Clinton has noted that the book is “an inspiration for everyone, young and old, male and female…. these American women would not take no for an answer: their triumph is our legacy to guard and emulate.”
To register for the book discussion, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-womens-hour-book-discussion-tickets-85583290927 or to SussexLWV.org for more information.