Iron-Jawed Angels: Circus Suffragists and the Fight for the Vote

Presentation Description

On Sunday, March 31, 1912, a group of women gathered in the animal menagerie at Madison Square Garden to inaugurate a new group: Barnum & Bailey’s Circus Women’s Equal Rights Society. These circus suffragists–among them aerialists, equestriennes, strongwomen, and tightrope walkers–had joined the fight for the vote. Learn more about these women and how they broke boundaries under the big top.

Presentation Summary

    • Length: 60 minutes, including Q&A