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Fighting For Equality: Women’s Suffrage in Kansas

Date and Time: March 25, 2023, 1:00 PM CT

Location: Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society, 12 E Peoria St, Paola
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Early Kansas history is known for its progressive stance on many issues and voting rights for women was no exception. In 1867, Kansas was the first state to attempt full voting rights for women. So why did it take 50 long years to make it a reality? Despite numerous advancements and several more firsts, it was not an easy or a quick undertaking. It also didn't include the voices of all women. White middle-class women were credited with the success of the equality movement, while their allies of color most often faced discrimination and marginalization. This talk chronicles women's suffrage in Kansas, highlighting events, leaders, and organizations key to the passage of the 1912 voting rights amendment to the state's constitution. Presented by Sarah Bell.

This presentation is part of "21st Century Civics," a collection of resources that invite Kansans to participate in community discussions and learn more about the history of American democracy and the shared responsibilities of citizenship.

Sponsored by: Miami County Historical & Genealogical Society


For more information about this event, please contact:
Gordon Geldhof
(913) 449-5153


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