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19TH: Piecing Together Women’s Suffrage

Date and Time: January 19, 2020, 2:00 PM CT

Location: Kinsley Public Library, 208 E 8th St, Kinsley
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Explore the long struggle for women to gain the right to vote and today's continued challenges to ensure equal voting rights.

Introduction by Juti Winchester, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Fort Hays State University.

Hollie Marquess, FHSU, gives an overview of the women's suffrage movement's seventy year fight to win the right for women to vote in the U.S.

Pat Michaelis,PhD., outlines the various campaigns to achieve women's suffrage in Kansas from the territorial era through 1912 when the vote was secured, making Kansas the first state in the Midwest to do so.

Companion exhibition "We Want the Vote" is open January 19 through April 19. Exhibit depicts the involvement of Edwards County citizens in the suffrage movement.

This event is part of "19TH: Piecing Together Women's Suffrage," public exhibitions and programs that commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment by exploring the national struggle for women's right to vote and the suffragists of Edwards County.

Sponsored by: Kinsley Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Joan K. Weaver
(620) 659-3341
http://www.kinsleylibrary.info

 

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