: This is the program from the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association's 10th annual convention from May 1-3, 1894, in Cincinnati, Ohio. This program includes an outline of the schedule for the convention as well as excerpts from their constitution, lists of executive officers, and a section that includes eminent opinions on women's suffrage. One section explains age of consent laws in the United States and criticizes the law's protection of men but not women. This program also features histories and explanations of the United States government, such as excerpts from the U.S. Constitution, a history of the American flag, lists of U.S. Presidents, and costs of American wars.
This item comes from 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.
: MSS354_B10_Program1894_01 Subjects
: Women -- Suffrage; Social movements; Ohio Woman Suffrage Association; Places
: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio);