When: Saturday, March 13th at 3:00pm
Where: On Zoom. Click here to register.
Suffragettes in Corselettes: the Evolution of Underwear and our 19th Amendment
Join us virtually to celebrate Women’s History Month with Ehris Urban & Velya Jancz-Urban from Grounded Goodwife.
For centuries, women have allowed themselves to be squeezed, twisted, and squished to conform to desired shapes. The history of underwear reveals a lot about women’s changing roles in society – how we perceive ourselves, and how we’re viewed by others. The 1910s saw an end to the hourglass figure with a tiny waist. Women were finally able to breathe and move more freely. Did the demise of tightlacing help women gain the right to vote in 1920? Underwear matters.
Registration is required. Participants will be emailed Zoom login info the day before this program.
This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library.