The women who shaped a movement

Marsha Miller, an Indiana State University professor and librarian, hosted her program, “From Amanda to Zerelda: Hoosier Suffragists Who Raised a Ruckus,” Wednesday night at the Fortnightly Clubhouse. Miller spoke for nearly an hour on the Hoosier women who helped to shape the movement, including Amanda Way, Grace Julian Clarke, Mary Garrett Hay, Helen Gougar, Zerelda Wallace, Kate and Eugene Debs, Ida Husted Harper, and May Wright Sewall. Miller also described the little known 1917 Maston-McKinley Partial Suffrage Act, the Legislative Council of Women and Indiana and remarks from Indiana Gov. James Goodrich upon signing the ratification documents. This program was made possible by a Indiana Humanities grant with funding from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Hillenbrand Industries. It’s also part of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial. Knox County Public Library, Shake Library at Vincennes University, the Knox County League of Women Voters and Francis Vigo Chapter, and the Daughters of the American Revolution collaborated to bring this event to Vincennes.


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