Politicking Politely: Florida Women's Pages, Club Women and the Equal Rights Amendment (1950s-1970s)

The 1950s and 1960s were considered the “Golden Era” for the women’s newspaper pages; the best state for these sections? Florida. Women journalists made a significant difference in Florida because they often worked within a space that was non-threatening to the status quo. They are often forgotten by

historians who have embraced the stereotype: “Well-behaved women seldom make history.”

Kim Voss will talk about why these "well-behaved" women should be a part of history. Learn about these amazing women and the difference they made in Florida. She will discuss the impact these journalists had on the fight to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and the work of Florida Senator Lori Wilson to advocate for equality for women.

Dr. Voss will begin her presentation at 7 p.m.; please join the Gulfport Historical Society as early at 6:30 for drinks and light appetizers. Our monthly porch parties are great ways to learn about history and meet your neighbors; come get caught up in history!

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5301 28th Ave S, 33707
Gulfport
22 January , Friday 19:00

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