WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE TURNS 100

Guest:  Simone Munson, Wisconsin Historical Society

While women today take for granted their right to vote, that wasn’t always the case. The 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, wasn’t passed and ratified until 1919. And it wasn’t easy or quick. Women’s rights groups had been working to accomplish this since 1846.

Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment on June 10, 1919. On Monday, June 10, 2019, the Wisconsin Historical Society invites the public to a free Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration at the Wisconsin State Capitol beginning at noon. For complete details about this event, go to wisconsinhistory.org/votesforwomen.

On this program, Simone Munson, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s expert on women’s suffrage, will walk us through the history of women’s suffrage in America and in Wisconsin and introduce us to some of the leading suffragists.

What message did they convey to men to finally give women the right to vote? And what was the story behind Wisconsin becoming the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment? Hear the answers to these questions and more on this All About Living program.