Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for the Women's Right to Vote - 92Y, New York

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Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for the Women's Right to Vote

Johanna Neuman with Jim O’Grady

Although they were dismissed by critics as bored socialites “trying on suffrage as they might the latest couture designs from Paris,” numerous women of New York’s most affluent families such as the Astors, Whitneys and Rockefellers, served a vital role in the suffrage movement in the early twentieth century.

In her new book. Gilded Suffragists, author Johanna Neuman explains how these socialites used their wealth and power to excite mainstream interest and makes a case for their rightful place in the story of women’s suffrage.

There will be a book signing following this event.

Johanna Neuman

Johanna Neuman is a writer, historian and scholar in residence at American University in Washington, D.C.

Jim O'Grady

Jim O'Grady is a features reporter at WNYC. He has also told stories on This American Life, Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen and The Moth podcast.

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