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Friday, February 15, 2019

Susan B Anthony Will Visit Two Area Libraries

Jeanne Gehret, Susan B. Anthony re-enactor, will visit S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library in Port Allegany and Bradford Area Public Library on Saturday, March 2 as part of National Women’s History Month. She will visit the SW Smith Library at 10:00 am and the Bradford Library at 2:00 pm. The program is free and open to the public.

Susan Brownell Anthony is famous for being one of the most prominent leaders of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States, which ultimately led to the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right the vote. Although the amendment, popularly known as the Anthony Amendment, that was ratified after her death, her contribution in it cannot be overstated. Apart from fighting for equal rights for women throughout her life, Anthony was involved in several other efforts, including the abolishment of slavery.

Jeanne Gehret will portray a vibrant Anthony in period costume using many of the suffragist’s own words. Gehret adds, “She’s really the most important woman figure in U.S. history because she liberated 50 percent of people”. She is the author of the 2017 historical novel about Susan's brother, The Truth About Daniel ($15), and the recently-updated children’s biography, Susan B. Anthony And Justice For All ($10), both of which will be available for sale (cash or checks accepted) and signing following the presentations.

She has traveled throughout several states making history come alive and we are fortunate to have her visit our local libraries. What she has to say may surprise you. She will also be available to answer questions. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Susan B. Anthony’s legacy, contributions to the women’s rights movement and be entertained at the same time.

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