The Royal Oak Foundation Event:
'Murderous Millenery': Fashion and the Fight for Suffrage
Monday, May 13 | 6:15 p.m. | reception following lecture
The General Society Library, 20 West 44th Street
A decade before the suffragette movement began dominating headlines, a very different women’s campaign captured the public imagination in both England and America. Its aim was simple—to stamp out the cruel fashion for feathers in hats. Historian and author Tessa Boase
(Mrs. Pankhurst's Purple Feather) will weave together the inspiring stories of two difficult, passionate Edwardian women, with opposite aims and convictions, both determined to start a revolution.
$40 for the general public; Library members may register at the $30 co-sponsor rate with code
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or call 212.480.2889 x201.