August 18, 2020 –
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100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote
Chautauqua was a movement that focused on moral education and self-improvement through programs on reform, religion and culture. This presentation will examine how women used the movement to engage in political activism, particularly suffrage and temperance, and how the movement laid the groundwork for contemporary issues of feminism and gender equality.
Presented by Sarah Bell, who holds a Ph.D in history from the University of Kansas and is Development Officer at the Watkins Museum of History in Lawrence. Her dissertation studied woman suffragists participation with the Chautauqua Movement.