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Online Program - The Long Road to Women's Suffrage in Kansas

Date and Time: August 18, 2020, 7:00 PM CT

Location: Franklin County Historical Society / Old Depot Museum, PO Box 145, Ottawa
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Presented by Diane Eickoff*

Kansas was historically a leader in women's rights, being just the eighth state to grant female suffrage. Yet the campaign for voting rights in Kansas required more than half a century of determined effort, as women suffered discouraging setbacks in three different statewide initiatives. How did they ultimately persuade an all-male electorate to grant them their rights? What did their long ordeal teach them about perseverance and politics? This presentation will explore the courageous individuals who took on the powerful interests opposed to electoral reform and discover other firsts that Kansas women achieved on the road to full suffrage.

*Diane will be co-presenting with her husband Aaron Barnhart, who is also a member of the Speakers Bureau for Humanities Kansas.

This presentation will be conducted online. Contact the Franklin County Historical Society to participate.

Sponsored by: Franklin County Historical Society / Old Depot Museum

For more information about this event, please contact:
Diana Staresinic-Deane
(785) 242-1250


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