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Making Change: They Won the Vote Suffrage and Suffragists in NM

Making Her Mark

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Celebrate the hard-won campaign for women's suffrage here in New Mexico on Saturday, March 14 from 10:30am to noon at Making Change: They Won the Vote: Suffrage and Suffragists in New Mexico at the Special Collections Library’s Botts Hall. This free, all-ages event features Sylvia Ramos Cruz, a retired surgeon, poet, writer and women's rights activist whose ongoing creative work focuses on women's history in New Mexico. Cruz was inspired to research and write about the suffrage movement here and the people who took part in it by the centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. (Samantha Anne Carrillo)

Saturday March 14, 2020

423 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
US

Phone: 505-848-1376
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

The Public Library ABQ-Bernco

Phone: (505)848-1376
Website: Click to Visit

Sylvia Ramos Cruz looks at the women and men whose contributions to the 72-year-long struggle still being unearthed in family lore, memoirs, songs, newspapers and scholarly works.

Flyer

The campaign for woman’s suffrage in New Mexico is rich and deep. But, as with other aspects of women’s lives, most of their stories—political, economic, social—are not found in history books. This talk travels from suffrage nationally to suffrage and suffragists in New Mexico. Some of the protagonists in this story, such as Adelina Otero Warren and Octaviano A. Larrazolo, are well known historical figures. Others, including Ada McPherson Morley, Isabella Selmes Ferguson, Cora Armstrong Kellam, and Evelyn Fisher Frisbie are less so. We’ll look at some of the women and men whose contributions to that 72-year-long struggle are still being unearthed in family lore, memoirs, songs, newspapers, and a few precious, oft-quoted scholarly works. Our speaker, Sylvia Ramos Cruz, is a retired general surgeon, poet, writer and women's rights activist.  Her ongoing creative work focuses on women's history in New Mexico.  The centennial of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution, Woman's Suffrage, inspired her to research and write about the suffrage movement here and the people who took part in it.