Woman Suffrage: The West Came First

The earliest suffrage victories were in the west. The territory of Wyoming granted women the vote in 1869, the same year as the founding of the two national suffrage organizations. When Wyoming became a state in 1890, the new government continued to allow women to vote. Three years later, Colorado became the next woman suffrage state. Utah and Idaho followed in 1896. Suffragists from all over the country traveled to states considering new suffrage laws to advocate for their cause and, in turn, informed the woman suffrage debates that were occurring in the east. Join Drs. Lahlum, Caruso, and Rozum in a discussion on the often-overlooked reality of how the west came first in securing women’s right to vote.

Moderator: Valerie Marvin, Historian and Curator, Michigan State Capitol (Lansing, Mich.)

Panelists: • Dr. Lori Ann Lahlum, Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato • Dr. Virginia Caruso, Historian and Member of the Board of Trustees, Historical Society of Michigan • Dr. Molly Rozum, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, The University of South Dakota

This event is presented by the National Women's History Museum in collaboration with the Michigan History Center and Michigan Women Forward

När: 26 augusti 2020 11:00 - 26 augusti 2020 12:00

Var: / Digital

Arrangör: National Women's History Museum