Story of Union County Suffragette Lillian Feickert to be told as part of Union County’s celebration of Women’s History Month

The Union County Board of County Commissioners through The Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs is pleased to celebrate Women’s History Month with a free virtual performance of Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Role in Woman Suffrage on Wednesday, March 31, at 7 p.m.

Carol Simon Levine will be portraying Lillian Feickert, president of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association from 1912-1920, who lived in Plainfield.  She will tell the story of the role of New Jersey women in the long struggle for women’s suffrage.

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“The right to vote was a hard fought battle, and we must never forget the risks and hardships faced by the women who prevailed,” said Union County Board of Commissioner Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “We are pleased to honor the work and legacy of Ms. Feickert, of one of our own local suffragettes with this virtual performance.”

During the performance, attendees will hear Simon Levin share the stories of leaders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Alice Paul and Union County’s own Florence Spearing Randolph, from Summit, among others.

Admission to “Reclaiming Our Voice: New Jersey’s Role in Woman Suffrage” is free of charge, but advance registration is required. To register, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0Chppp04R4aVgit54WHz7g.

Carol Simon Levin is a retired librarian, author, storyteller and program presenter based in Bedminster.  In 2016, she wrote a book, “Remembering The Ladies: From Patriots in Petticoats to Presidential Candidates,” about amazing American women, which was illustrated by 36 artists. 

It is an interactive book about lost stories of fascinating and forgotten women in American history. In addition to a coloring page, each entry includes a short biography, a fascinating fact and a quote by the woman.  It includes recommendations for further reading for kids, teens, and adults, and suggestions for activities, activism and places to visit.

This program is funded in part by a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a Division of Cultural Affairs in the Department of State.

The Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs is a division of the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation. For more information on the Office on of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, visit https://ucnj.org/parks-recreation/cultural-heritage-affairs/ or call 908-558-2850

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution and other support services, visit ucnj.org/covid19. General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

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