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'Soup and Story': 'Emblem of Equality: Woman Suffrage in WNY'

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Wed, Jan 29th 2020 05:15 pm

In honor of the 100th anniversary marking women’s right to vote, the Niagara County History Center is celebrating with a “Soup and Story” program guided by historian and author Susan Eck. The event is slated for noon Saturday, Feb. 8, at 215 Niagara St. Lockport.

Guests will take a narrative journey through the life and career of Ada Davenport Kendall, a woman who helped change the course of history with her meticulous efforts and quick wit.

Eck will lead through the efforts of gifted Buffalo columnist Davenport Kendall in a presentation titled, “Emblem of Equality: Woman Suffrage in WNY.”

Davenport Kendall heroically advocated for women’s rights during the 1920s when many did not have a voice. She was a passionate pioneer who wrote about everything from fashion to nature and the metaphysical. As a journalist, she even had an entire newspaper column in the Buffalo Express that ran for 16 years.

Hear her words as Eck explains why Davenport Kendall was willing to go to prison for her cause.

“Soup and Story” will begin at noon with a variety of homemade soups and desserts, followed by the “Emblem of Equality” presentation. Reservations are necessary. Call the History Center at 716-434-7433. The suggested donation is $5 per person. Reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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