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Online Program - Politics on the Platform: Woman Suffrage at the Chautauqua

Date and Time: September 21, 2020, 1:00 PM CT

Location: Wichita Genealogical Society, 711 W 2nd St N, Wichita
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Presented by Sarah Bell

Chautauqua was a movement that focused on moral education and self-improvement through programs on reform, religion, and culture. The movement was useful for advancing the cause of "womanhood" and provided a space for women to discuss important issues of the day. By the 1890s, women had succeeded in making it a space that promoted woman suffrage. The Ottawa Chautauqua was one of these significant spaces that supported discussions of women's rights. This presentation will examine how women used the Chautauqua platform to engage in political activism, particularly suffrage and temperance, and how this early movement laid the groundwork for contemporary issues of feminism and gender equality.

This presentation will be conducted online! Please contact the Wichita Genealogical Society for more information.

Sponsored by: Wichita Genealogical Society

For more information about this event, please contact:
Helen F. Cole
(316) 734-4648
http://www.wichitagensoc.org

 

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