160 Years of Women's Suffrage in Washington Territory

160 Years of Women's Suffrage in Washington Territory

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, author and historian Mary Rose will present "160 Years of Women's Suffrage in Washington Territory." Do you realize that women have been voting in this state since the early 1850's? There were indeed interruptions, though, particularly when men in the territorial legislature decided that women's enfranchisement could hurt their chances of statehood. Women's voting rights were rescinded in 1889 -- just in time to encourage Congress to make Washington a state. Women in Clark County voted from the earliest days of donation land claims, holding public and elected offices like county school superintendent. Can you guess which group of women formed the first women's corporation?

           As an added twist, please feel free to come dressed as your favorite suffragette: Susan B. Anthony, Sara Bard Field or your great grandmother!  All are welcome. Program is free of charge.

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Event Date 03-14-2020 1:30 pm
Event End Date 03-14-2020 2:45 pm
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