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The Struggle for Women's Suffrage: The Story of One of the Biggest Civil Rights Movements in History

  • Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop Street Augusta, ME, 04330 (map)

A presentation by League of Women Voters member Ann Luther about how long it took for women to get the vote, the roots of the suffrage movement in the struggle for racial justice (abolition), the difficult choices made between rights for women and rights for blacks in the post-Civil War era, the tactical disagreements within the movement, the voters left behind at the end, and the ways the promise of equality is even now unfulfilled, and what we can do about it.