Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2021

Meet a Hometown Hero in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, March 31  

Picketers for women’s suffrage at the White House, January 1917. Courtesy of Library of Congress.

Union County activist Lillian Feickert will be portrayed by acclaimed storyteller Carol Simon Levine.

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents and visitors to celebrate Women’s History Month with Lillian Feickert, a Plainfield resident who served as the President of the Woman Suffrage Association during the pivotal years from 1912 to 1920, when women finally won the right to vote.

Feickert will be portrayed by storyteller Carol Simon Levine in a virtual presentation of Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Role in Woman Suffrage on Zoom on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m.

In Feickert’s voice, Carol Simon Levine will recount tales of key figures in the long fight for the right to vote, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Alice Paul and Florence Spearing Randolph.

Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Role in Woman Suffrage is a free event. Pre-registration at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0Chppp04R4aVgit54WHz7g is required to receive the Zoom link.

This program is hosted by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, and funded in part by a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of Cultural Affairs in the Department of State.

The Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs is a division of the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information on the Office on of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, visit https://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs/ or call 908-558-2550.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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