Main Topic: Our Nation
Topic: National Expansion & Reform
Speaker: Dianne Bystrom
Winning the Vote: The Campaign for Woman’s Suffrage in the United States
This presentation will trace the history of the 72-year campaign for women's right to vote in the United States, focusing on the final winning effort from 1915 to 1920 that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The presentation will include the contributions of such leading suffragists as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells, Alice Paul, Mary Church Terrell and Carrie Chapman Catt. It will also include information on the suffrage movement in Nebraska, which became the 14th state to ratify the 19th Amendment on August 2, 1919. This presentation is particularly timely as Nebraska and the nation begin plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which became part of the U.S. Constitution on August 26, 1920.