CELEBRATING SUFFRAGE - 100 YEARS

RJBF Ronny-Frishman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2pm

RONNY FRISHMAN
Nina Allender, Suffrage Cartoonist
(Dragonfeather Books, 2020)
 

mic-icon In conversation with Mollie Traub

ABOUT THE BOOK: 
Few people know of Nina Allender, but they should. One of only a handful of female political cartoonists in the early twentieth century, she played a vital role in the women’s suffrage movement. Unafraid to criticize powerful men and challenge the status quo, Allender was recruited by the famous activist Alice Paul to be the “official cartoonist” of The Suffragist, the weekly newspaper of the National Woman’s Party.

Between 1914 and 1927, Allender created nearly three hundred cartoons on suffrage and women’s right. Her images of strong, confident, stylish women countered male cartoonists’ portrayal of suffragists as ugly, nagging and unfeminine. Her suffragist, known as “the Allender girl,” was viewed as the period’s ideal of the modern female agitator. Her cartoons captured national attention and influenced public opinion, leading to passage of the 19th Amendment and full voting rights for women.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 
Ronny Frishman grew up in the New York City area and received her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She spent more than thirty years working as a journalist, writing and editing for newspapers, magazines, and other media. For the last several years she has been writing books for young readers. Aside from writing, she enjoys swimming, reading, traveling, and sipping Finger Lakes wine at her cottage on New York’s Keuka Lake. She and her husband have two grown sons and live in Rochester, N.Y.

TOPIC: Feminism, Politics

TICKETS: $6

BOOK: $8 for one copy of Nina Allender, Suffrage Cartoonist
 

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