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North Lake County Public Library Hosts Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau Program “Jeannette Rankin: Suffragette: with Suzette Dussault

(Courtesy of Humanities Montana)



North Lake County Public Library in Polson will host the Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau program “Jeannette Rankin: Suffragette” with Suzette Dussault on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.  The program will be in the library meeting room at #2 First Avenue East at 2:00 p.m.  It is free and open to the public in honor of Women’s History Month.


As Jeannette, Ms. Dussault tells the incredible story of how the men and women of Montana: wives, mothers, miners, farmers, ranchers, teachers, and preachers joined together in one of the most thrilling grassroots movements in U.S. history.  A powerful campaign worked to overthrow the iron fist of “The Company” and, for the first time in Montana's history, to successfully approve the Montana constitutional amendment giving Montana women the right to vote.


Suzette Dussault, like Jeannette, was born and raised in Missoula. She is a scholar, actress and singer who has brought Jeannette's stories to countless classrooms and audiences for many years. She is thrilled to continue telling Jeannette's inspiring story to a new generation of Montanans. She engages her audience in a thrilling retelling of this historic Montana event, as well as with separate talks of Jeannette's campaign and election as the first woman in the US Congress, her historic votes on America's entries into WWI and WWII, and her tireless work for peace.


Partial funding for the Speakers Bureau program is provided by a legislative grant from Montana’s Cultural Trust and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  


For more information, please call North Lake County Public Library at 406-883-8225.


Suzette Dussault as Jeannette Rankin