Celebrating the Century: The Story of Woman Suffrage
To commemorate the century anniversary of woman suffrage in the United States, I have prepared presentations on the Woman Suffrage movement, customized for South Dakota and Wisconsin audiences. The format is a 30 to 45-minute slideshow with time for discussion.
I review the key moments, key individuals, and key issues that helped women achieve their equal voting rights in the United States in 1920. The hundredth anniversary of woman suffrage provides a timely moment to remind people that women did not always enjoy equal voting rights. By focusing on the fight for the women’s right to vote, this presentation gives audiences a greater appreciation for the important role women played in the early history of their state.
I bring customized presentations to audiences in South Dakota and in Wisconsin, providing an overview of the movement in those states.
South Dakota: In 2019, I spoke to audiences in Rapid City, Yankton, and Brookings in South Dakota. I am registered as a scholar with the South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC) Speaker’s Bureau for my presentation, entitled, “A Century Celebration: Woman Suffrage in South Dakota 1868-1918.” The SDHC provides grant money to fund their scholars. (http://sdhumanities.org/programs-and-events/speakers-bureau/
Wisconsin: Recently, on June 5, 2019, I presented my talk, “Fighting for Woman Suffrage in Wisconsin” at the Waukesha County Historical Museum.
Next year, 2020, I am available from April through November. The month of August 2020 will be a significant month to celebrate, as that is the month the Nineteenth Amendment achieved ratification and became the law of the land.