3 Missouri Suffrage Facts

...you may have never heard before.

 Gov. Gardner of Missouri signing resolution ratifying amendment to U.S. Constitution, Library of Congress

Gov. Gardner of Missouri signing resolution ratifying amendment to U.S. Constitution, Library of Congress

  1. The Women’s Suffrage Association of Missouri was created on May 8, 1867 by ladies who had learned the ropes of managing an organization through their involvement with the Ladies Union Aid Society during the Civil War.
  2. The Equal Suffrage League of St Louis was founded on April 10, 1910 following renewed interest in the cause. They were responsible for some of the largest organized protests in St Louis including National Suffrage Day in April 1914 and the Golden Lane Protest in June 1916.
  3. On July 3, 1919 Missouri became the eleventh state to ratify the Susan B Anthony Amendment granting women the right to vote. It was one of the US states that did so within the first month after Congress passed the Amendment and had passed it's own state level suffrage bill earlier that March. The state bill was passed on the last day of the Jubilee Convention of the National American Women Suffrage Association, which was being held at the Hotel Statler in St Louis, Missouri.
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Find out even more about the women's suffrage movement at our next event To Ask for Freedom at Bellefontaine Cemetery on July 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm.

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