Q: “What do you plan to read next?”
A: “A manuscript by my friend Sally Roesch Wagner, who has spent many years learning how and why the Seneca women and others of the Iroquois Confederacy inspired by example their European American women neighbors to start the suffrage movement. Very real. Very unknown. Very exciting.”
120 program evaluations demonstrated that Dr. Wagner was an inspiring and respected speaker, and her presentations were viewed as valuable with attendees of all ages gaining new information.
Here are just a few comments from attendees:
● I valued the depth of her understanding and her ability to tell stories, weaving native women and suffragists’ histories.
● Wagner’s lecture was interesting, educational, and inspiring.
● The program deepened my understanding of the foundation of the suffrage movement and our debt to indigenous people.
● Dr. Wagner was able to give a great survey of the some 1000 years of women's suffrage. I found especially interesting the history of the native tribes' governance structure and women's roles in that.
● She discussed the history of the women in a straightforward way without glossing over or sugarcoating certain parts or people.
● The entire series was wonderful! The speaker was interesting-articulate and so knowledgeable. So much I wasn't aware of.
There are few who can make the past come alive in all its ferocious, often flawed and sometimes majestic complexity as you did on Monday evening.
We all thank you for a very special evening.
New York Society Library
... terrific and high impact. The strong connection between women's rights and civil rights and the importance of human rights struggles was beautifully documented.
William Patterson College, NJ
Sally's skill in research is obvious, and she is also blessed with a wonderful presentation style which stimulates thought.
AAUW Regional Conference, Rapid City, South Dakota
… just what our campus needed…a wonderful job of bringing Stanton’s radical ideas alive for a largely conservative audience. I’ve heard nothing but positive reviews.
University of North Alabama, Florence
One of the few educational programs which directly, assertively and seriously attends to the issue(s) of race and gender.
University of California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, California
What an amazing presentation you gave us— thought provoking, important to hear, eloquently delivered.
Lyle Toohey, Western New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee.