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Casting a Historic Vote

Suffrage in Illinois

2019-09-19 18:30:00 2019-09-19 19:30:00 America/Chicago Casting a Historic Vote St. Charles Public Library

Thursday, September 19
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2019-09-19 18:30:00 2019-09-19 19:30:00 America/Chicago Casting a Historic Vote Prior to 1920, women were denied the vote in the majority of elections in the United States. St. Charles Public Library

St. Charles Public Library

Carnegie Community Room

Prior to 1920, women were denied the vote in the majority of elections in the United States.

Jeanne Schultz Angel will share the stories of women's suffrage in this special presentation. Prior to 1920, women were denied the vote in the majority of elections in the United States. The struggle for enfranchisement began with the birth of our nation and was strategized differently in our local, state, and federal elections.  Despite what people today believe to be a straightforward goal, the path to women’s suffrage was infused with sexism and racism and triggered a fear of feminism whose roots are still seen today. While wealthy women advocates played a vital role in the suffrage movement, they were not the only ones seeking enfranchisement. From attorney Ellen Martin, the first woman to vote in Illinois, to Ida B. Wells, a woman who did not let racism stop her voice, women’s suffrage has been a battle hard fought by a diverse group of activists in Illinois.

This event is presented as part of Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Bureau, and cosponsored with the St. Charles History Museum. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Programs |

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St. Charles Public Library

Phone: 630-584-0076
Fax: 630-584-9262

Hours
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1 South 6th Avenue
St. Charles
St. Charles, IL 60174
Tel: 630-584-0076

St. Charles Public Library serves a population of approximately 55,092 residents of the Fox River Valley community of St. Charles, Illinois, 35 miles west of Chicago. Although connected to the city by a commuter rail line in nearby Geneva, St. Charles strives to retain its small town heritage. The Library, with a total collection of  approximately 400,000 items, offers a wide variety of information and recreational reading to meet the expectations of both the general public and local businesses. In addition, the Library maintains a full calendar of programs to both entertain and educate children and adults alike.


About the library

St. Charles Public Library serves a population of approximately 55,092 residents of the Fox River Valley community of St. Charles, Illinois, 35 miles west of Chicago. Although connected to the city by a commuter rail line in nearby Geneva, St. Charles strives to retain its small town heritage. The Library, with a total collection of  approximately 400,000 items, offers a wide variety of information and recreational reading to meet the expectations of both the general public and local businesses. In addition, the Library maintains a full calendar of programs to both entertain and educate children and adults alike.

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