Speaker:

Janet Worthington

Amelia Jenks Bloomer: Champion of Women’s Rights

Born in 1818, Amelia Jenks Bloomer was an avid supporter of temperance, a publisher of her own newspaper, and an ardent suffragette, who was encouraged by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. As Amelia Bloomer, Janet Worthington explains how Bloomer’s name became linked with the women’s fashion of wearing full-length, billowy pants. This portrayal of a woman who was dedicated to working against inequality and social injustices will inspire renewed admiration for those who championed women’s rights in the 19th century.