Kirsten Gillibrand: Bold & Brave (2018)


Kristen Gillibrand: Bold and Brave, one of the Talks and Screenings at the Folger, was held in the Elizabethan Theatre on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm.

Alongside the National Woman’s Party, the Folger Shakespeare Library hosted a conversation for children and adults about the historic fight for women's right to vote with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, NWP Executive Director Zakiya Thomas, and feminist author Rebecca Traister. Each child in attendance received a copy of the Senator’s book, Bold and Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote (released November 13, 2018).

BOLD & BRAVE: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote is an inspiring book for children that looks at ten influential suffragists. It was written by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) who was inspired by her own great-grandmother, grandmother, and mother to be bold and brave - to stand up for what she believes in. Bold & Brave tells the stories of ten leaders who strove to win the right to vote for American women - a journey that took more than seventy years of passionate commitment. The diverse group of featured women in Bold & Brave are Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Burns, Jovita Idar, Inez Milholland, Alice Paul, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Church Terrell, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Ida B. Wells.