Let Ohio Women Vote!

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April 4, 2019 by meballinger

The United States Constitution’s 19th Amendment gave American women the right to vote, a right known as women’s suffrage.  Ohio was the 5th state to ratify the amendment on June 16, 1919.

The Dayton Metro Library has one of the largest archives in Ohio of the women’s suffrage movement.  As part of the commemoration of women’s suffrage, the Library is coordinating with universities, women’s arts groups as well as the League of Women’s Voters to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote.  In addition, the Dayton Metro Library is hosting programs on the history of the suffrage movement and hosting exhibits from community organizations such as the Miami Valley Quilter’s Guild.

Below I have provided photos from the Dayton Metro Library’s women’s suffrage collection for you to enjoy.

Electra Doren, a Dayton Metro Librarian and prominent suffragette.

Dayton Womans Suffragettes in Washington DC

Dayton Suffragettes

Washington Parade 1913

NAWSA Procession Parade


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