One More Time Book Club at the Library on Women's Right to VoteFeb 18, 2020 05:51PM ● By Editor
From the Grand Marais Public Library - February 18, 2020
In celebration of Women’s History Month and the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote, a book club group is forming now to discuss J.D. Zahniser’s Alice Paul: Claiming Power at Grand Marais Public Library on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 1 PM. The discussion will be facilitated by Anne Brataas and Joan Drury. All are welcome to participate.
This book discussion arrived on the coattails of the recent Frances Perkins events. After lively discussion about Perkins’ legacy, the One-Time Book Club participants rebranded as the One More Time Book Club. Join them this March in considering the private character and public persona of Alice Paul, a fierce American leader, whose efforts combined with others to result in the Nineteeth Amendement to the U.S. Constitution—women’s right to vote.
At 28 years old, Alice Stokes Paul led a media campaign that turned attention from President Elect Woodrow Wilson’s first inauguration toward the demand for women’s right to vote. She participated in the first group protest in front of the White House, which lasted 18 months. Although she sustained verbal and physical attacks, threats, and maltreatment in jail, Paul remained an advocate for women’s rights until her death in 1977. The book club title is now available through the library and Drury Lane Books.
Grand Marais Public Library, Drury Lane Books, and Minnesota Children’s Press (MCP) are proud to partner together in support of great literature and powerful ideas. For more information, please visit grandmaraislibrary.org, or minnchildpress.org.