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.
The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will offer a remote lecture on the topic titled “Bending to the Color Line: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Ohio” Wednesday, July 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Carol Lasser, emerita professor of history at Oberlin College, will present this remote lecture.
This lecture is free and open to the community. Registration is required.