Sarah Morgan

Cooking with the Suffragettes: The Battle for the 19th Amendment

The path to ratification of the 19th amendment is marked by well over 100 years of a sisterhood of women working toward equal rights. Long before the movement began, Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her husband saying, “Remember the Ladies” as they were drafting the Declaration of Independence. This program will feature “First Ladies” of the Suffrage Movement, including Anita Pollitzer, the Jewish woman who swayed one Tennessean to change his vote. Although this will not feature live cooking, participants will receive recipe booklets with some of the recipes used in the fight for the right to vote, such as the Lady Baltimore Cake.

[Recorded August 12, 2023]

Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan—Armed with a bachelor’s degree in history and a passion for the First Ladies, she launched her Cooking with the First Ladies Instagram account after finding a copy of The First Ladies Cook Book: Favorite Recipes of all the Presidents of the United States at a thrift store back in 2019. After cooking through all of the First Ladies, Sarah started providing virtual content for the National First Ladies Library. Cooking with the First Ladies offers a crash course in First Lady History covering biography, accomplishments, and culture of the time period and a cooking demonstration of one the First Lady’s favorite recipes.

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