BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Berkeley Heights, New Providence and Summit (LWVBHNPS)-- in a collaborative effort that included its members and their high school / college interns -- has assembled Songs of the Suffragists: Lyrics of American Feminism from 1850 to 2020, a 66-page book that narrates the history of American feminism from the 19th Century through the modern era.

Two years in the making and part of the LWVBHNPS's fundraising effort for local student scholarship awards, Songs of the Suffragists: Lyrics of American Feminism from 1850 to 2020 cites more than 80 sources and including more than 40 images. Each chapter includes an excerpt of song lyrics from the relevant period, along with a well-researched commentary regarding the song and the woman’s movement at that time. 

Started by interns in the spring of 2018 with the help of LWVBHNPS members Pat Dolan (New Providence) and LWV President Susan Ferris Rights (New Providence), the book was then researched, and drafted by the LWVBHNPS’s stellar group high school and college interns -- including Bridget Bowen, Julia Haas, Stephanie Lioudis, and Elizabeth Moshkevich -- in both 2018 and 2019.

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Thanks to tremendous team effort, LWVBHNPS member Laura Engelhardt (Summit) was able to work with all the interns, edit and create the final version that is now for sale on Amazon.

The LWVBHNPS offers special thanks to the Intellectual Property Law Clinic of Rutgers University, and in particular to Sabrina Bazelais, Vincent Delriccio and Jason Tarella, who provided copyright guidance and advice.