Scenes from the New York City Launch of The Suffragents on September 11, 2017 at the Corner Bookstore and Thereafter

September 12, 2017

I had a whole lot of fun last evening, enormous thanks to the Corner Bookstore, just around the corner from my home for the past 32 years. Here are some shots from the Suffragents reading. The bookstore was crowded and a bit hot and we removed most of the chairs to make space. And yet folks still wanted to stay for questions!

  • Gathering at the Corner Bookstore

Friends, colleagues, and family rounded the corner for home to celebrate. We had prepped with a mini-exhibition again to drive  home the point of the evening. Even on September 11, that solemn anniversary, I think it was appropriate to commemorate another historic anniversary that was all about freedom and democracy and to emphasize the common good of women winning the vote a century ago.

  • A replica of the Ratification Flag, a gift from Coline Jenkins, granddaughter of Harriot Stanton Blatch, great granddaughter of Susan B. Anthony.

Here’s the requisite food porn slide show, minus the mini cupcakes laid on for the birthday of James McBride:

And all the shots of those who came to raise a glass that were flattering enough to post.

  • Bran Raskovic, Allen and Bernadette Murray

Addendum September 16: Just found another cache of photos in which everyone looked so happy and glam, I had to add them:

  • Dear friends Fiamma Arditi and Sandro Manzo with Anand Giridharadas

It was a really good night.

 

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Upcoming events: March 4: Westchester County League of Women VotersMarch 10: Keynote, Joint Journalism & Communications Historians Conference, New York City. April 15: Nassau County and Farmingdale-Bethpage historical societies at the Farmingdale Public Library.

The Suffragents in the news: Reviews of the book .  . . Notices and articles about the Suffragents . . . Brooke’s articles in various publications . . . Brooke’s “Summer Camp Newsletters,”  the logs posted real-time over more than three months of Suffragents launch events . . . and the Suffragents on Facebook.