The Rollin Sisters Room 2 Hours

Social Room - 2 Hours

  • 2 hours
  • 200 US dollars

Service Description

Social lounge space, casual conversations, art installation, main level. Need food and beverage? Let us know and we can arrange! This room can be rented alongside the adjoining Modjeska Monteith Simkins Room for added space. Members use your coupon code for half price. 10-12 people. On January 23, 1871, Charlotte Rollin presided as chair of “a meeting for the permanent organization of the ‘South Carolina Woman Suffrage Association’” in the home of her sister, Frances Rollin Whipper, and brother-in-law, state representative William J. Whipper. Their younger sister, Katherine Rollin, oversaw the submission and adoption of a constitution, and together the attendees, which included Lieutenant Governor Alonzo J. Ransier and Secretary of State Francis L. Cardozo, read well wishes from Governor Robert K. Scott. The chapter was immediately endorsed in Woman’s Journal as aligned with the American Woman Suffrage Association, a single-issue organization founded in 1869 and led by Lucy Stone. For several years from their well-appointed home on Senate Street, the mixed-race Rollin sisters—Katherine, Charlotte, and Louise—hosted black and white Republicans and their wives, a race-mixing that scandalized the planter-class elites who found themselves outside of power for the first time. Yet even as the sisters came to figuratively embody the era of Reconstruction as one that created a new social and political order in South Carolina, they were also literally the bodies fighting for women’s rights, both black and white.

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