‘In a Good Cause’: Framingham and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage

Sunday, September 8, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Village Hall on the Common, 2 Oak St., Framingham
Presented by Anita Danker

When Framingham resident Louise Mayo was arrested in 1917 for picketing the White House in support of the 19th Amendment, her daughter told the Boston Post, “Of course we feel terribly to have mother arrested. It seems like a disgrace, doesn’t it? But we don’t mind for it’s in a good cause.” 

Two years later, local store owner Josephine Collins went to jail for refusing to disperse while participating in a demonstration on Boston Common.

While the two may be Framingham’s most widely recognized suffragists, they were far from the only members of the community who protested, picketed, organized, and provided financial support in the fight to secure the vote for women.

Framingham History Center (FHC) member and volunteer Anita Danker, Ed.D. Lecturer in Education at Framingham State University, will highlight the contributions of these women, as well as others, and showcase various locations throughout Framingham where events of consequence were held to advance the “good cause.” 

Tickets are $5/FHC member and $10/non-member. Purchase tickets here or mail checks to FHC P.O. Box 2032, Framingham, MA 01703. Questions? Call 508-626-9091.

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