Bending to the Color Line: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Ohio (REMOTE)

Lecturer(s)
Carol Lasser
Emerita Professor of History, Oberlin College
Location
Online
Date
Wednesday July 29
Time
7-8:30 p.m.

In the final years of the suffrage struggle, Ohio women’s efforts to gain the vote took place within a national movement that accepted the regional disenfranchisement of African Americans as part of a bargain to overcome Southern resistance. Yet in Ohio, the opposition from organized liquor interests brought black and white suffragists together. The story of these complex relationships helps us think about how race, region, and special interests shape alliances and access to the vote.
 

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