The League of Women Voters – Wichita will host “Women Rising: How Kansas Women Gained the Vote, 1859-1912,″ a presentation and discussion by Diane Eickhoff at The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum.
Kansas women gained the right to vote in 1912, eight years before Congress passed the 19th Amendment, which granted voting rights to all American women. To accomplish this feat, Kansas women had to overcome many obstacles, including the indifference of other women and the fear many had of being considered unladylike.
Diane Eickhoff is an independent historian, writer, and editor of education materials. Her biography of Clarina Nichols, Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women’s Rights, was named a Kansas Notable Book in 2007.
“Women Rising: How Kansas Women Gained the Vote, 1859-1912” is part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s Humanities Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and discussions that examine our shared human experience – our innovations, culture, heritage, and conflicts.
Members of the community are invited to attend the free program, enjoy refreshments and a tour of the Magic City exhibit!
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters – Wichita, Kansas Humanities Council and The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum.