Road to the Vote: Boston Suffragists
Adult Enrichment / Walking Tours -
The road to the vote for national woman suffrage was a long and arduous one. Countless suffragists in the city of Boston, throughout the Commonwealth, and across the nation organized meetings, delivered speeches, published and distributed literature, held fundraising bazaars, marched, picketed, boycotted, set watchfires, and went on hunger strikes to call attention to their cause, all the while hoping to open minds and move hearts. Generations were involved in the struggle and by the early 20th century women were being arrested and jailed for their convictions. It took 72 years from the first women’s right convention in 1948 for American women to secure the right to vote in municipal, state, and federal elections. This walking tour celebrates the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and highlights the places, people, and protests that helped win the vote for women. Please note: Students will be asked to adhere to public health guidelines. Meeting location will be included in your receipt. All walks meet rain or shine.
Boston By Foot promotes public awareness and appreciation of Boston’s rich history and architectural heritage by offering guided tours and programs conducted by highly-trained and enthusiastic volunteer tour guides.