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How Chicago Women Won Suffrage for the Nation Lecture - CANCELLED

  • March 16, 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Cantigny Park, Wheaton


McCormick House Lecture Series

First for the Vote: How Chicago Women Won Suffrage for the Nation

Visitors Center Theater
Ages: 10 & Up
Free event. 
Registration required due to limited space

Chicago women made Illinois the first state east of the Mississippi to grant limited voting rights to women in 1913. The women — including Ruth Hanna McCormick — greatly influenced the tactics and achievements of suffragists in other states and helped make Illinois the first state in the nation to ratify the 19th Amendment. This program will tell their story with vintage photographs and quotes from the women themselves.

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