Broken Promises & Deferred Dreams: Civil War to Civil Rights 1865-1900
Mother, Are You Strong-Minded and Do You Wear Pants?
The Life of Elizabeth Greer Coit
Sundays, August 26 and September 9, 2018 (program repeats)
Presented by Leslie Blankenship
The Kelton House will celebrate the 98th landmark anniversary of women gaining the right to vote with a program on Elizabeth Greer Coit, who founded the first women’s suffrage association in Columbus, Ohio in 1884 and served as its president. Her daughter, Belle Coit, who later married Frank Kelton, ran home from school one day and asked, through tears, “Mother, are you strong-minded and do you wear pants?” These code works were used against uppity women in the 19th and early 20th century. Learn about Elizabeth Greer Coit’s life through these programs.
Parking is available in Junior League/Kelton House Lot on Franklin Avenue.