We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip Program by Anne B. Gass. On April 19, 2023, the Waterville Branch hosted Maine author and independent historian Anne B. Gass. Gass shared remarks and historic slides about her historical novel We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip, which is based on a true story. In 1915 four women leave San Francisco for Washington DC on a desperate and dangerous mission to push for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution enfranchising women. The story unfolds through the eyes of unsung heroes Ingeborg Kindstedt and Maria Kindberg, middle-aged Swedish immigrants who own the car, do all the driving, and fix what goes wrong. They lose their way in a trackless Nevada desert and get stuck in the mud in Kansas, among many other adventures. Gass also talked about her approach to writing the book, including the ways she interwove fact with fiction.
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State Convention – June 3, 2023