The Women’s Suffrage Movement in the United States: Why did it take 72+ years?! 

By June 15, 2022 June 17th, 2022 News

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022, 7pm.
Our monthly Speaker Series welcomes Fredie Kay, Esq., Founder & President, Suffrage100MA.

Fredie will discuss the origins and 72+ year history of the Women’s Suffrage movement in the United States, telling the stories of the suffragists – both white and of color –  who waged the battle to achieve women’s suffrage. Ms. Kay will discuss the long and dramatic struggle for the 19th Amendment, as well as the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and other laws that were needed to remove barriers to voting for African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Latinx Americans. As we know, limitations on access to the ballot continue today.

The above is approximately a 45 minute presentation. Fredie welcomes a Q & A session after the presentation.

Fredie Kay is Founder and President of Suffrage100Massachusetts, a non-profit, non-partisan coalition with over 200 Partners, which commemorates the history and relevance today of women obtaining the vote with the 19th Amendment in 1920, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and much more.

Ms. Kay is an attorney and advocate for women’s rights and voting rights.  She serves as the Massachusetts State Coordinator on the National Votes for Trail of the National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites (NCWHS).  She also serves in leadership positions with a number of other organizations, including the Advisory Network of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts; the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston Community Council, and several others.

Ms. Kay began her legal career at Goodwin Procter LLP, after which she served as Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor Michael Dukakis and Governor William Weld, and was then appointed Director of the Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution, where she served for seven years.

Fredie is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, the Harvard Kennedy School and the University of Maryland.  Fredie lives in Needham.

Speaker Series every 3rd Wednesday each month, 7pm.
Including a temporary exhibit of related artifacts from the Society’s collections.
Tapley Memorial Hall 13 Page Street, Danvers MA.
Danvers Historical Society: 978-777-1666 or E-mail to
Donations appreciated. Masks encouraged.