Massachusetts was at the center of the national struggle for women's rights. Long before the Civil War, Lucy Stone and other Massachusetts abolitionists opposed women's exclusion from political life. Their activities laid the foundation for the next generation of suffragists to triumph over tradition. Barbara Berenson gives these revolutionary reformers the attention they deserve in a compelling and engaging story. Berenson is a public historian, educator, and author or editor of four books, as well as Senior Lawyer for the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court. This event is free and open to the public. Jointly sponsored by the Wellesley League of Women Voters and the Wellesley Free Library.