Bookmarks & Landmarks – Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices
September 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
The struggles that different groups of Americans have undertaken in order to win the right to vote is the subject of three programs in this year’s annual Bookmarks & Landmarks series.
To take part in this second B&L program, please read Women’s Votes, Women’s Voices by Shanna Stevenson ahead of time. This book describes how, in 1883, women in Washington Territory briefly had the right to vote. But when a territorial court decision took that franchise away from them, suffragists organized and embarked on a decades-long battle to win back that right. And when they succeeded in 1910, the news revitalized the nationwide movement for women’s suffrage. This book is available for checkout through KCLS online.
Then on September 26 at 11 AM, author Shanna Stevenson will be on hand for our discussion of the book via Zoom.
This program is free, but advance registration is required at this link – kcls.org – registration is open now.
This program is being produced as a collaboration between SoCoCulture, KCLS and the Neely Mansion Association.
Note: here are some other good books you might be interested in looking into for additional background on our topic:
- Winning the West for Women – Jennifer M. Ross-Nazzal
- How the Vote Was Won – Rebecca J. Mead
- Sowing Good Seeds – G. Thomas Edwards