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Illinois Women and the Fight for the Vote

Sunday, March 1, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Free lecture

A century ago, Illinois women fought a long, hard battle for full citizenship and the chance to improve society through their electoral power. In 1913 they won an important victory: the right to vote in federal and municipal elections. In 1919, Illinois led the nation as the first state to ratify the 19th amendment granting all American women the right to vote. Join Lori Osborne, director of the Evanston Women’s History Project and the Frances Willard House Museum, for an interesting discussion of Illinois women's struggles, accomplishments and visions of social change.