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Date Posted: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

On Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will celebrate Women’s History month by hosting a presentation titled “Silent Sentinels.” This program, presented by Dr. Cynthia Newton of Wesley College, will focus on women in history who exercised political power before they legally had any political rights. She will discuss historical examples, such as the Silent Sentinels who protested outside the White House for women’s suffrage, with specific focus on the contribution of Delaware’s women to that cause, and how they impact discussions of women and power today.

Dr. Cynthia Newton is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the History, Politics, and Society Department at Wesley College. She received her undergraduate degree in Politics and Women’s Studies from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, and her Master’s degree in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from Clark University, also in Worcester. Dr. Newton’s Ph.D. is in Public and International Affairs from Northeastern University in Boston. Her professional interests include significant work on obesity as a public policy area, food policy, gender issues, and civics education. She serves as Chair of the Kent County Committee for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Delaware, and as a board member for the Friends of the Delaware Public Archives.

The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail