Josephine Collins

March to the Vote: A Celebration of Framingham Suffragists, Josephine Collins & Louise Mayo

Living History Storyteller Libby Franck tells of the fight for women’s right to vote.  This battle raged for 72 years culminating in organized marches and pickets in the first decades of the 20th Century.  Franck as Josephine Collins, local businesswoman and suffragist, tells of her journey from Framingham to Boston to help win the vote. Louise Mayo, farmer’s wife and mother of seven, also played an important role.  “March to the Vote” was created to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920.