Commemorating the Centennial of
Ohio Women's Suffrage
The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, giving women the constitutional right to vote, as well as the founding of the League of Women Voters. We are thrilled to at the opportunity to commemorate this milestone by exploring the women's suffrage movement, challenges faced by early women leaders, and why suffrage still matters today.
Follow us through 2020 as we share opportunities for education, outreach, and commemoration centered around women's suffrage.
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LWVO & Ohio Humanities
LWVO has received funding from Ohio Humanities to commemorate the upcoming 100 year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. We are working with humanities scholars to create intersectional educational materials, and with local Leagues to host regional events all across the state to celebrate this historic landmark.
From baby books and graphic novels to adult nonfiction, this all-ages intersectional complication will help you explore the history of woman suffrage and consider why the suffrage movement still matters today. You can learn about international suffrage efforts and famous suffragists like Carrie Chapman Catt, Mary Church Terrell, and Ida B. Wells.
Dr. Treva Lindsey of Ohio State University and Dr. Carol Lasser from Oberlin take an intersectional approach to discussing the US woman suffrage movement, exploring the synergies and tensions between African American and white suffragists.