Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that new trading cards depicting the prominent women’s suffrage activists Florence Randolph and Lilian Feickert will be available at historic sites throughout the County, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
Ratified in 1920 after decades of struggle, the 19th Amendment guaranteed women the right to vote.
“The Freeholder Board is proud to highlight the accomplishments of Florence Randolph and Lilian Feickert, two courageous women who lived in Union County as they fought for equal rights for women throughout the nation,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.
Florence Spearing Randolph, a longtime resident of Summit, served as a member of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Suffrage Association. Randolph’s trailblazing career saw her become the first African-American woman to enroll at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. She also served as pastor of Wallace Chapel AME Zion Church in Summit for over 20 years.
Lillian Feickert lived in Plainfield for a period and served as President of the New Jersey Women’s Suffrage Association from 1912 to 1920, during which time New Jersey ratified the 19th Amendment. She later served as Treasurer of the New Jersey League of Women Voters, and in 1928 became the first woman to run for the United States Senate from New Jersey.
The new trading cards are the latest in a series produced by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, to help residents and visitors learn more about the people, places, and events that shaped the Union County community throughout history.
The entire series of 50 history trading cards can be viewed online at ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs/trading-cards.
A directory of historic sites where cards may be obtained in person is available at ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs/historic-sites-map. Visitors are advised to contact the site in advance to check on card availability.
For more information about all activities of the Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, visit online at ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs, call 908-558-2550, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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