Brownstones and Ballot Boxes

Women's Rights and Suffrage Activism in Brooklyn Heights

With Lucie Levine

To celebrate Women’s History Month, let’s visit locations important to the suffrage movement. Behind the stately facades of Brooklyn Heights’ most gracious brownstones lies the history of firebrand feminism! The “wise women of Brooklyn” were doctors, lawyers, educators and orators who made some of the foremost contributions to the Suffrage, women’s right, and civil rights movements. As we make our way between the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and the Old Bridge Street Church, we’ll discover suffrage history at the home of a noted playwright, find out why the Brooklyn Bridge is a feminist icon, and see how the Brooklyn Academy of Music set the stage for the Women’s Movement.

Sunday, March 3
11:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

row of brownstone buildings in New York City
Photo: Ted Mineau.