Wilkes University


Celebrate Women's History Month

Women's demonstrations and marches are not new! Women activists worked for well over a century to receive the right to vote in the U.S. Join Laurie A. Rofini as she discusses one aspect of this struggle for equal rights in her presentation, "The Justice Bell and the 1915 PA Woman Suffrage Referendum Campaign," on Tuesday, March 21 at 11 a.m. in Farley 002.

During the 1915 campaign, suffragists carried a replica of the Liberty Bell, with its clapper chained, to every county in Pennsylvania, vowing not to unchain the bell until the women of Pennsylvania could vote. Upon ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, the bell was rung in a ceremony at Independence Hall.

The presentation is free and open to the public; it is sponsored by the History Department as part of the Women's History Month commemoration.