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19TH: Piecing Together Women’s Suffrage

Date and Time: April 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.

Kim Thomas, Mayor of Stockton, Kansas and the first female African-American mayor in Kansas, examines today's attempts to suppress a citizen's right to vote, particularly its effects on the poor, people of color, the elderly, students,
and others. What can be done to ensure this essential right in our democracy?

Jane Cox, PhD, Iowa State Universary, explores how since 1920, voters have continuously been subject to laws, policies, and legal action aimed at suppressing an individual's ability to cast a ballot. Dr. Cox discusses these efforts which have continued into the most recent elections.

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


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