Roslyn Landmark Society will be holding a lecture event by Dr. Natalie Naylor on suffragist Rosalie Gardiner Jones on Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Roslyn Village Town Hall
at 1200 Old Northern Blvd. in Roslyn
The lecture and parking are free. Donations are welcome.
Ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 for women’s suffrage culminated more than 70 years of struggle.
Jones from the Cold Spring Harbor area delivered her maiden suffrage speech in Roslyn. She went on to gain national fame as General Jones, leading hikes from New York City to Albany and then to Washington, D.C. in 1912-1913.
Learn about this long overlooked suffragist who was pictured on voting stickers last November from Natalie Naylor, retired Hofstra professor.
Natalie Naylor was on the faculty of Hofstra University for more than 30 years where she taught Long Island history, Women’s history, and other courses in American social history. She was director of the Long Island Studies Institute at Hofstra from its founding in 1985 until she retired in 2000.
Naylor is president of the Nassau County Historical Society and has been editor of its annual Journal since 1991.
She is the author of Women in “Long Island’s Past: A History of Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives” and a long-time member of the Roslyn Landmark Society.