QNYC Event Highlight: Breaking Boundaries — The King Manor Association and the Women’s Club Movement

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The King Manor takes its name from Rufus King, a member of the Continental Congress, a framer and signer of the U.S. Constitution, one of the first senators from New York State, the ambassador to Great Britain under four presidents and an outspoken abolitionist. However, many powerful, capable and impressive women also inhabited this now-historic house in Jamaica. On March 2 as part of Women’s History Month, Dr. Laura Fishman, former chair of York College’s Department of History and Philosophy, will present a lecture on the ladies of the King Manor Association and its involvement in the Women’s Club Movement. Founded in 1900, this group of dynamic members of the fairer sex broke gender barriers with their civic engagement and efforts at social reform and suffrage.

The King Manor Association and the Women’s Club Movement
King Manor Museum
Rufus King Park, Jamaica Avenue and 153rd Street, Jamaica
Saturday, March 2
3pm – 4pm | Free with suggested $5 donation