March, 2018

20mar7:00 pm8:30 pmAlice Paul, Iron-Jawed Angel Chautauqua History Alive TalkHughes Main LibraryEvent Categories:Literary Arts

Event Details

March 20 at 7 – 8:30pm
FREE admission
Hughes Main Library, 25 Heritage Green PL, Greenville, SC 29601

Join an audience that loves talking back to history to discuss Women’s Suffrage and Alice Paul, the Iron-Jawed Angel, led by Melissa Walker, PhD Emerita George Dean Johnson, Jr. Professor of History at Converse College and author of nine books.

How did a nice young Quaker woman with BA from Swarthmore and an MA & PhD from U Penn, end up being force fed in a city jail and confined to a prison psychiatric ward? As the psychiatrist who examined her said: “Courage in women is often mistaken for Insanity.”

Alice Paul and her “Silent Sentinels” were beaten, jailed and force-fed on their crusade to obtain the right to vote for American women. Their charge for arrest: blocking traffic. In 1923 she proposed an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. She fought for it until her death in 1977. A revised version was passed by Congress in 1974, but has yet to be ratified. – Let’s talk about it.

This event is NOT a costumed performance. (Leslie Goddard will perform as Alice Paul in the Chautauqua History Alive Festival June 15 -24.)



(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Hughes Main Library

25 Heritage Green Pl, Greenville, SC 29601