Hoosier Authors Book Club welcomes Ray Boomhower

Virtual meeting highlights suffragist May Wright Sewall


The Hoosier Authors Book Club continues its sixth year with a special virtual meeting. The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum’s book club invite Hoosier author Ray E. Boomhower to visit Crawfordsville virtually. The discussion will be held online at 7 p.m. March 18 via a Zoom discussion. Books are currently available for checkout at the Carriage House.

The book for this meeting is Boomhower’s “Fighting For Equality: A Life of May Wright Sewall.” It was originally chosen in 2020 as a tie in to the Study’s “Suffrage & Sovereignty” exhibit, but the discussion was postponed by COVID-19. The discussion was rescheduled for March 2021 to celebrate Women’s History Month.

May Wright Sewall helped establish the Girls’ Classical School in Indianapolis, as well as the Indianapolis Woman’s Club and the Contemporary Club. She was also involved in the formation of the Art Association of Indianapolis, which is today known as the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Sewell was also a passionate advocate for women’s rights, including suffrage. She was friends with Zerelda Wallace and did pioneering work with the American National Council of Women and the International Council of Women.

Copies of the book are courtesy of the Indiana Humanities Novel Conversations program. All discussions are free and open to the public. For more information about the Hoosier Authors Book Club and to register for the Zoom link, visit https://www.ben-hur.com/programs/hoosier-authors-book-club.


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