Winning the Vote: Western Women and the 19th Amendment

Dates: February 8, 2021

Meets: Mon. from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Location: Online Presentation

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The 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting the vote to women, was celebrated in 2020. The fight for woman suffrage began in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848, but was first won in the territories and states of the West. How did this come to be? What was it about the West that led to early suffrage victories and why did it take so long for women to win the right to vote? Join Mary Murphy, Distinguished Professor of history at Montana State University, in exploring these questions and some of the stories of key Western suffrage activists.

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Fee:   $0.00

Online Presentation

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is a Distinguished Professor of history at MSU and director of the Ivan Doig Center for the Study of the Lands and Peoples of the North American West. She teaches classes on the history of gender in America and has written extensively on the history of Montana and the West, including the books, "Mining Cultures: Men, Women, and Leisure in Butte, 1914-1941" and "Hope in Hard Times: New Deal Photographs of Montana."

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