Dr. Barb LeSavoy to Give Talk on Fannie Barrier Williams at the Women's Rights National Park in Seneca Falls, NY : The College at Brockport

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Dr. Barb LeSavoy to Give Talk on Fannie Barrier Williams at the Women's Rights National Park in Seneca Falls, NY

February 15, 2020 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Dr. LeSavoy's talk, "Fannie Barrier Williams (1855-1944): 100 Years After Suffrage and the Legacies of Race, Gender, and Civic Voice. is free and open to the public.

Women's Rights National Park, Seneca Falls, NY

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 11 am

Dr. LeSavoy's talk spotlights Fannie Barrier Williams (1855-1944), an African American suffragist, writer, orator, and social justice reformer from Brockport, NY. Williams was born in Brockport, NY, and in 1870 was the first African American woman to graduate from the Brockport Normal School, now The College at Brockport (SUNY). Fighting in an era fraught with racial discrimination, Williams became a major, nationally recognized figure on social justice, civil rights, and gender issues. Despite her extraordinary accomplishments, Williams is not a familiar name in US suffrage or women’s rights history. Placing Williams front and center in commemorating the centennial passage of the 19th amendment, this talk takes up questions on race, gender, and empire with a focus on the mythologizing of equality for all women as it intersects suffrage movements.

Use the hashtag #FBWRemembered on Twitter to show your support.

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Barb LeSavoy: blesavoy@brokcport.edu

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