Aug 1 & 13: Local Activism, National Impact: Women's Suffrage in Oberlin
August 1 & 13 – Local Activism, National Impact: Women's Suffrage in Oberlin
AmeriCorps/Ohio History Service Corps member Riley Thomas presents a free program on the Oberlinians who fought for women’s suffrage, working against discrimination on the basis of both race and sex. Drawing from newspaper accounts and historical records, this presentation takes a look at activism in a small town, and how it connected to the larger national movement and events leading up to Ohio’s ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1919, and the national ratification in 1920.
This program will be offered on two nights: