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Know Government – Oregon and the Votes for Women Movement
September 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This Author’s event is hosted by the East Bend Library. LWV Deschutes will host a table at the event and offer our literature and answer questions about our league in support of the event and women’s history.
From the 1912 Oregon Victory to the 1920 Ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.
In August 2020 the nation will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which placed women’s voting rights into the United States Constitution. Most Oregon women had been voting citizens since achieving woman suffrage in 1912. This presentation will detail how and why Oregon women and their allies achieved voting rights in 1912, and how various Oregon women contributed to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.
Kimberly Jensen is Professor of History and Gender Studies at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon. She is the author of Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War (University of Illinois Press, 2008) and Oregon’s Doctor to the World: Esther Pohl Lovejoy and a Life in Activism (University of Washington, 2012). She is a board member of the Oregon Women’s History Consortium.