Brownstones & Ballot Boxes

Suffrage and Women's Rights Activism in Brooklyn Heights

With Lucie Levine

2020 marks the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment. In honor of Women’s History Month, and this milestone year, let’s visit one of the front lines in the fight for Suffrage: Brooklyn Heights, which was home to some of the nation’s earliest suffrage organizations, including those founded by women of color. The suffragists of Brooklyn Heights, known as the “wise women of Brooklyn” were doctors, lawyers, educators and orators whose vision and fortitude changed the course of history. Join us for a walk through their neighborhood. As we make our way between the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and the Old Bridge Street Church, we’ll discover suffrage history at the home 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 1
11:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

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