Ohio Woman Suffrage Association 1897 convention program   Save
Ohio Woman Suffrage Association 1897 convention program
Description: This program was distributed at the twelfth annual convention of the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association. The convention took place from October 5, 1897, through October 7, 1897, in Alliance, Ohio. The program outlines the schedule of the convention and leaders of certain convention activities. Events include a group prayers, a welcome event, an address from the president of the organization, music services, and a debate. The program concludes with a list of the executive board of the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association. This item is part of the League of Women Voters of Ohio Collection. The League of Women Voters was first formed at the national level in early 1920 by Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National Woman Suffrage Association. Soon, additional leagues began to form at the state and local level, with the League of Women Voters of Ohio being organized in May 1920 in Columbus. The League was first formed to empower women to use their newfound right to vote, and today its primary purpose remains citizen education. To this goal, it supports voter registration efforts, provides information on candidates and issues, sponsors debates and offers publications on public policy and voter engagement topics. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS354_B10_Program1897_01
Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; Ohio Woman Suffrage Association;
Places: Alliance (Ohio); Stark County (Ohio);