Past Event

Illinois Women and the Winning of Women's Suffrage

A Road Scholar Program by Leslie Goddard

Few states witnessed a livelier or more dynamic campaign to win women’s suffrage than il. il suffragists amassed an impressive record, as il was the first state east of the Mississippi to grant women presidential suffrage and the first state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment. Who were the women behind these victories and how did they achieve them? Meet some of il’ most famous suffragists, including Mary Livermore, Frances Willard, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, and Grace Wilbur Trout. Learn about the petitions, lectures, conventions, and parades they organized. Sometimes conventional and sometimes audacious, their struggle is full of colorful stories and poignant lessons for today.

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Beatrice Kamen, 708.799.5491.