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Women’s Suffrage – How the Movement Used Food to Gain the Right to Vote
Laura Kumin, author of All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women’s Right to Vote, will discuss how women won the right to vote and what role food played in that movement. You will find out how she stumbled upon the little-known suffrage cookbooks and learn about how Clara Barton, Jack London, and other celebrities of the day supported the suffrage movement.
Laura Kumin was a lawyer before she traded torts for tarts, becoming an author, teacher and cooking coach. Her books, All Stirred Up: Suffrage Cookbooks, Food, and the Battle for Women’s Right to Vote and The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating & Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, combine history and culture with cooking, illuminating the little-known corners of a historical period or movement. At her food blog, Mother Would Know, Laura encourages readers to become confident and creative home cooks. Her articles have appeared in USA Today, The Washington Post, the Huffington Post and the Jewish Food Experience.
This program is appropriate for ages 18 and above. An invitation to join this virtual talk will be sent to participants one day prior to the event. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below).
Related LibGuide: Adults and 50-Plus by Fairfax County Public Library (Admin)