Ella C. Boise letter to Lucile Atcherson, July 18, 1914   Save
Ella C. Boise letter to Lucile Atcherson, July 18, 1914
Description: Ella C. Boise, a secretary for the Votes for Women League in Fargo, North Dakota, wrote this letter on July 18th, 1914, to Lucile Atcherson, a leader in the Ohio women's suffrage movement. Atcherson had requested to borrow a banner from the Votes for Women League, and in the letter Boise informs Atcherson that the organization was having a banner made which they were willing to loan to Atcherson for her event. The Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association was formed in 1912, after the Ohio Constitutional Convention elected to bring to a vote the question of removing the words "white male" from the state constitution with regard to voting rights. Headquartered in the Chamber of Commerce building in Columbus, Ohio, the organization put out regular publications, organized public speeches and meetings, distributed literature and held parades in support of the suffrage movement. Women's suffrage in Ohio was defeated in a special election in 1912 and again in 1914 and 1916 before a resolution narrowly passed in 1917 allowing municipal voting by women in Columbus. In 1920, the 19th Amendment passed, extending the vote to women and prohibiting state and federal government from denying suffrage on the basis of sex. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS1025_B01F01_05
Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association;
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Fargo (North Dakota);