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

Date and Time: May 26, 2021, 12:00 PM CT

Location: Norton County Arts Council, PO Box 225, Norton
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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 event will take place online! Contact Pam Shelton for more information.

Sponsored by: Norton County Arts Council

For more information about this event, please contact:
Pam Shelton
(785) 877-2610


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