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Women and men in Nevada engaged in several efforts to pass voting rights for women from 1869 through 1914 when the state’s male voters approved the law. These actions coincided with national efforts and voting rights issues. This talk links the Nevada story with major turns in the national movement and profiles individual women who were central to state and national campaigns. The work for full political engagement continued in the years following 1914. Some women participated in campaigns in other states until the federal amendment passed in 1920. Others worked with the state legislature to pass laws that could improve the lives of women and children. Others engaged in the political process as candidates for office. Winning suffrage in the state had the support of traditional women as well as those represented as radical for the era. It took a statewide network of small towns and larger cities, of businessmen and miners, and of committed suffragists to gain the vote.  The presentation concludes with information about the National Votes for Women Trail celebrating the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and the historic markers that will be installed across the state.

 

About the speaker:

Joanne L. Goodwin is a Professor of History and Director Emerita of the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada at UNLV. Since arriving in Las Vegas in 1991, she has developed numerous resources on the history of women in the region, including the Nevada Women’s Archive and the Las Vegas Women Oral History Project housed at UNLV. While director of the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada, she and students created the website “Women in Nevada History, a legacy digital project” (https://womennvhistory.com) and co-produced “MAKERS: Women in Nevada History,” a collaboration with Vegas PBS, which aired Oct 2014. Her most recent book, Changing the Game: Women at Work in Las Vegas 1940-1990, draws on the oral history project. This summer 2019 her article on Suffrage in Nevada appeared in the journal Western Legal History. As a board member of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites she is dedicated to including Nevada on the National Votes for Women Trail (https://ncwhs.org/votes-for-women-trail/)and securing five historic markers noting important suffrage sites in the state.

 

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02/27/2020 18:30:0002/27/2020 20:00:00America/Los_AngelesFrances Humphrey Lecture Series “Nevada and the Campaign for Women’s Voting Rights” by Joanne L. Goodwin, Ph.D.Women and men in Nevada engaged in several efforts to pass voting rights for women from 1869 through 1914 when the state’s male voters approved the law. These actions coincided with national efforts and voting rights issues. This talk links the Nevada story with major turns in the national movement and profiles individual women who were central to state and national campaigns. The work for full political engagement continued in the years following 1914. Some women participated in campaigns in other states until the federal amendment passed in 1920. Others worked with the state legislature to pass laws that could improve the lives of women and children. Others engaged in the political process as candidates for office. Winning suffrage in the state had the support of traditional women as well as those represented as radical for the era. It took a statewide network of small towns and larger cities, of businessmen and miners, and of committed suffragists to gain the vote.  The presentation concludes with information about the National Votes for Women Trail celebrating the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and the historic markers that will be installed across the state.   About the speaker: Joanne L. Goodwin is a Professor of History and Director Emerita of the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada at UNLV. Since arriving in Las Vegas in 1991, she has developed numerous resources on the history of women in the region, including the Nevada Women’s Archive and the Las Vegas Women Oral History Project housed at UNLV. While director of the Women’s Research Institute of Nevada, she and students created the website “Women in Nevada History, a legacy digital project” (https://womennvhistory.com) and co-produced "MAKERS: Women in Nevada History," a collaboration with Vegas PBS, which aired Oct 2014. Her most recent book, Changing the Game: Women at Work in Las Vegas 1940-1990, draws on the oral history project. This summer 2019 her article on Suffrage in Nevada appeared in the journal Western Legal History. As a board member of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites she is dedicated to including Nevada on the National Votes for Women Trail (https://ncwhs.org/votes-for-women-trail/)and securing five historic markers noting important suffrage sites in the state.  Reno, NV
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02/27/202002/27/2020
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