Ann Dexter Gordon, Ph.D. to Speak at 2017 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon

The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House is proud to announce the keynote speaker for the 2017 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon is Ann Dexter Gordon, Ph.D., the leading authority on Susan B. Anthony and editor of the Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.   Her body of work not only protects the legacy of Anthony and Stanton, but will inform feminist scholarship for generations. The annual luncheon will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center.  The date corresponds with Susan B. Anthony’s 197th Birthday.

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“In 2017, we will launch New York’s suffrage centennial and our theme is Susan B. Inspires Me,” says Deborah L. Hughes, President & CEO of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House.  “There is no better time to bring this leading scholar who is also an engaging speaker  to our Rochester audience.”

Gordon served as program consultant and gave an onscreen interview for the 1999 Ken Burns documentary series Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony.  Her essay “Taking Possession of the Country” appears in the companion volume to the documentary.

She is a graduate of Smith College and earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in American history. Gordon is Research Professor Emerita in the Department of History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.    She has written numerous articles in women’s history and biography, and edited a collection of essays by scholars of African-American history, African American Women and the Vote, 1837-1965 (1997).

The Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon is held each year in mid-February to celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s February 15th birthday, to honor contemporary women who continue her legacy, and to raise awareness of the educational and inspirational programs offered by the Museum. Individual seats and group tables may be purchased online at www.susanbanthonyhouse.org or by calling 585/279-7490 x 10.  Corporate sponsorships are still available. Contact Lesia Telega at 585/279-7490 x 12 for more information.

Questions related to this event may be directed to luncheon@susanbanthonyhouse.org.