The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture presents The Lost Early History of the Origin of American Feminism
2020 marks the Centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The history of the origins of the women’s suffrage movement is being revisited, just as many other historical moments are being reexamined from fresh perspectives.
Author and scholar Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt will share the lost early history of the suffrage movement that most people don’t know about. The origin of American Feminism actually began more than a decade before the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848. Dr. Hunt’s research shows that the movement arose in tandem with the fierce abolitionist movement catalyzed by the spread of Women’s Anti-Slavery Societies. Dr. Hunt, along with friends and colleagues, will present this fascinating story and bring these brave, visionary women out of the shadows of history and into the light.
These 18th century women activists began a march on the streets toward racial and gender justice that is still ongoing today.