Casting A Historic Vote: Suffrage in Illinois

Sat, May 30, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for this LIVE virtual program! 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. Jeanne Schultz-Angel, historian and Director of Learning Experiences at Naper Settlement in Naperville, Illinois, will present this engaging historical program LIVE on the 
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When we reopen, check out our newest exhibit, "How Long Must Women Wait? Woman Suffrage and Women’s Rights in Champaign County", to learn about the history of women gaining voting rights and a more equal place in society!
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This special exhibit speaker series is made possible with support from independent donors as well as the following women-owned and/or women-led businesses and organizations: 
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