4/28 – Author Talk – Anne Gass
Fri, 03/17/2023 - 3:22pm
Friday April 28, 2:00 p.m. in the Great Room.
About the author:
Anne Gass is the author of We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip, a historical fiction novel based on the true story of a 1915 road trip for the suffrage cause. It is illustrated by her daughter, Emma Leavitt of Solei Arts. Anne is a “women’s rights history activist” who loves sharing what she’s learned about this rich history with others, hoping to inspire their activism!
About the Book:
We Demand is based on a true story. It is a tribute to the grit and determination of the women who made the trip and the suffrage movement that launched them.
Swedish immigrants Ingeborg Kindstedt and Maria Kindberg visit San Francisco in the summer of 1915, planning to buy a car and explore the country on their way back to their home in Rhode Island. On impulse, they offer to bring along suffragists heading to Washington DC to demand voting rights for women from Congress and the President. Soon they are plunged into a difficult and dangerous journey that pushes them to the very limits of their endurance.