Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women TODAY!

Louisa May Alcott supported equal rights for women and organized them to vote 40 years before the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920. While Alcott was working hard on the east coast, Oregon women began a 42-year campaign for full voting rights, which they won 8 years before the rest of the nation.

Saturday, November 5, 3-5 p.m.
Central Library, U.S. Bank Room
Refreshments will be served
Turn-of-the-century attire strongly encouraged.

Why the West Came First: Oregon Woman Suffrage
3 p.m.
Join Professor Kimberly Jensen as she explores the fascinating history of woman suffrage in Oregon with an illustrated lecture.  Abigail Scott Duniway, Martha Dalton Cardwell, Esther Pohl Lovejoy, Hattie Redomond and many other women and men worked tirelessly over 42 years and five statewide campaigns before voting rights were extended to most women in Oregon.

What’s Suffrage Got to Do with It?
4:30 p.m.
The Oregon Suffrage Players will perform a town hall debate drawing from actual pro- and anti-suffrage arguments made in Oregon during the 1912 campaign. The Oregonian Editor David Sarasohn will play the role of the anti-suffrage town hall moderator, and World Affairs Council Program Director Tim DuRoche will take the role of pro-suffrage leader William “Pike” Davis.

Program provided by Century of Action: Oregon Women Vote 1912-2012.

For related events go to Multnomah County Library website

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