Sept 11 - Local Activism, National Impact: Women's Suffrage in Oberlin Program
September 11 (Friday, 4:30 p.m.) Local Activism, National Impact: Women's Suffrage in Oberlin (Free Zoom Program)
Oberlin Heritage Center's Museum Education and Tour Coordinator, Amanda Manahan, will present on Oberlinians who fought for women’s suffrage, working against discrimination on the basis of both sex and race. Drawing from newspaper accounts and historical records, this program will take a look at activism in a small town, and how it connected to the larger national movement and events that led up to Ohio’s ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1919, and national ratification in 1920.
This program was originally researched and developed in 2019 by AmeriCorps/Ohio History Service Corps member Riley Thomas.
This free 25-minute presentation plus Q&A session will be presented via Zoom. Advance registration is required for participation in this program. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. A recording of this program will be provided to those who register but are unable to attend.
This program is being presented in conjunction with Ohio Open Doors 2020 (September 11-20, 2020) and will coincide with the Oberlin Heritage Center's hosting of “Ohio Women Vote: 100 years of Change,” a free traveling exhibit of 12 informational banners that was curated and designed by the Ohio History Connection and funded by Ohio Humanities. The exhibit will be on view in OHC’s Monroe House at 73 ½ South Professor Street from September 8-19, 2020.