Today in 1776: New Jersey becomes the first British colony in America to grant partial women’s suffrage.
The new constitution granted the vote to all those “of full age, who are worth fifty pounds proclamation money,” including non-whites and widows. Married women were not able to own property under common law.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
The History of Political Economy Group meets tonight from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Metropolitan Coffee and Wine, 329 West Mifflin. Newcomers are welcome. More info at 256-1261.
Tonight, the Mark Croft Band will perform on the Great Lawn of Olbrich Botanical Garden. There is a small suggested donation. Summer concerts in the garden occur each Tuesday night this month. This is at 3330 Atwood Avenue. More info at 608-246-4550, or visit olbrich.org.
The Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison is offering a free fair housing training seminar for owners and managers of rental property on Wednesday, July 10, from 12 to 2pm. This will be at the Sequoya Branch Library, 4340 Tokay Boulevard. The seminar is free. Please register in advance. For more info or to register, call the Fair Housing Center at 257-0853.
The Insurgent Radio Kiosk welcomes listener commentaries on subjects of interest to the W.O.R.T. listening community. Commentaries are limited to two minutes. Interested people who wish to do a Kiosk commentary may call the station at 256-2001 and leave a message for the Kiosk.