Women Rising: How Kansas Women Gained the Vote, 1859-1912

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August 16, 2015, 2:00 PM CT

Presented by Diane Eickhoff

Kansas women gained the vote in 1912, eight years before Congress passed the 19th Amendment, granting voting rights to all American women. To accomplish this feat, Kansas women had to overcome many obstacles, including the indifference of their own sex and the fear many had of being considered "unladylike." This program revisits the women's suffrage campaigns of 1859, 1867, 1894, and 1912.

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
204 S. Main St.
Wichita, KS 67202
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Sponsored by: League of Women Voters of Wichita

For more information about this event, please contact:
Melanie Jenney
(316) 686-0211