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Whose Side Are You On? Suffrage & Anti-Suffrage in Albany published March 28, 2017

Join us on Sunday, May 7 from noon-4 pm for Whose Side Are You On?  Suffrage & Anti-Suffrage in Albany:  The 18th Annual Albany History Fair.    This year’s event will highlight the centennial of women getting the right to vote in New York State, as well as fifth-generation Cherry Hill family member Emily Rankin and her anti-suffrage activities.  Special activities include a c. 1917 costumed debate on the suffrage issue, directed by Dr. Krysta Dennis of Siena College and performed by Janet Hurley-Kimlicko, Sandra Boynton, Sydney Paluch, and Kellyrose Marry; a talk by Dr. Kori Graves of the University at Albany, SUNY; a panel on women in politics today, featuring New York State Assembly Member Patricia Fahy, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, and Albany Common Council Member Dorcey Applyrs, musical performances by Mary Pierce LaFleur and Tony Opalka, a voter registration drive by the League of
Women Voters, and the tour, “O Emily, How Could You? A Look at the Suffrage Question through the Eyes of Cherry Hill’s Emily Rankin.”

You are invited to submit questions for the panel in advance.  Please send them to liselle@historiccherryhill.org.

The fair is free and open to the public.  The Times Union is the media sponsor, and the event is supported by an Action Grant from Humanities New York.

At the conclusion of the fair, Honorary Committee members will recognize Honorary Chair Paul Grondahl with a special reception.