The Women's Empowerment Centennial Lecture Series offers a monthly lecture on topics including suffrage, equal rights, women in leadership and more. This series is held in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland.
In the 1880s, women were barred from voting in all national-level elections, but by 1920 they were going to the polls in nearly thirty countries. What caused this massive change? Why did male politicians agree to extend voting rights to women?