Lecture: “Women Organize Effectively” Greenbelt Women and Civic Participation

Learn about the Gum Drop Co-op, a student run co-operative mini store at Greenbelt's elementary school. Rothstein, 1938, Library of Congress

Learn about the Gum Drop Co-op, a student run co-operative mini store at Greenbelt’s elementary school. Rothstein, 1938, Library of Congress

This lecture was originally scheduled for January 21, 2014 but was cancelled due to inclement weather.  February 25, 7:30pm is the new date.

Learn how Greenbelt women defied the 20th century myth of the middle-class suburban housewife by becoming political actors in their own rights, and how they achieved leadership roles in their community, both in the context of the New Deal and post- World War II. Alli Hartley, the lecturer, is a senior at the University of Maryland, double-majoring in History and English. Alli was the Museum’s first Dorothy Sucher Memorial Intern who completed her internship in December 2013. In addition to researching Greenbelt women, during her internship, she created an activity book and an interactive children’s area in the Greenbelt Museum’s historic house.   This lecture is free. Sponsored by the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum.

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