Katherine Ogram Roberts portrait   Save
League of Women Voters of Ohio
Description: Portrait of Katherine Ogram Roberts of Cleveland, Ohio. Roberts was included on the "Ohio State Honor Roll" from the League of Women Voters of Ohio, ca. 1930, which listed prominent Ohio women involved in the suffrage movement. Her brief biography from the Honor Roll reads: "Katherine Ogram Roberts was active in the suffrage movement from its organization in Cleveland in 1911 until the fight was won. She was chairman of the suffrage party of East Cleveland, for six years a member of the organizing board of the Greater Cleveland organization, and a member of the National American Woman's Suffrage Association. In 1916, Mrs. Roberts, as chairman of the East Cleveland Woman's Suffrage party, worked for the inclusion of woman's suffrage in the new city charter. The fight was won, and East Cleveland was the first city in the United States granting municipal suffrage to its women. Mrs. Roberts was always devoted to the suffrage cause and now gives her support to the League of Women Voters." This photograph 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.
Image ID: MSS354_B10_LWVO_KatherineOgramRoberts
Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; League of Women Voters of Ohio; Suffragists; Activism
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)