Bending to the Color Line: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Ohio

Bending to the Color Line: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Ohio

Votes for Women

Location

Virtual by Zoom
US
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 7:00pm

Video availableDr. Carol Lasser, an emerita professor of history at Oberlin College
Women's Empowerment Centennial Lecture Series

In the final years of the suffrage struggle, Ohio women’s efforts to gain the vote took place in a national movement that accepted the regional disenfranchisement of African Americans as part of a bargain to overcome Southern resistance. Yet in Ohio, the opposition from organized liquor interests brought Black and white suffragists together. In this lecture, Dr. Carol Lasser, is an emerita professor of history at Oberlin College, will present the story of these complex relationships and help us think about how race, region, and special interests shape alliances and access to the vote.

Made possible with a generous donation from Lin Emmons.

Sponsored by Cleveland History Center, CWRU Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland and Rocky River Public Library

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