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"I Want to Go to Jail" - 1919 Boston Suffragist Protest

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Massachusetts State House

24 Beacon Street

Grand Staircase

Boston, MA 02133

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The Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts (WSCC), the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail (BWHT), the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center (BWSRC), and We Did It for You! Women's Journey Through History will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1919 arrest and jailing of close to 20 suffragists with a staged reading, in period costume, of an original, provocative play, “I Want to Go to Jail,” about the role of women from Massachusetts and other states in the final struggle to pass the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote. The event will include remarks about the status of women’s and voting rights today.

The event will take place on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 12:00-1:30p.m., at the Grand Staircase, Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon Street, Boston. Light refreshments will follow.

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, and first come, first serve. Please register to help us plan.

More information at: http://suffrage100ma.org/reenactment-of-boston-protest-of-1919

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