How Did Elisabeth Freeman's Publicity Skills Promote Woman Suffrage,
Antilynching, and the Peace Movement, 1909-1919?
Abstract, Part 1
Elisabeth Freeman's life spanned decades of remarkable change for women in American public life. Combining a keen sense of social justice and an appreciation of the power of spectacle and modern media in her organizing for woman suffrage, racial justice, and peace, Freeman helped to bring these social movements into the twentieth century. This first half of the document project explores Freeman's suffrage activism in England and the United States between 1909 and 1915.