: Portrait of Miss Juliette Sessions of Columbus, Ohio. Sessions (1887-1929) 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: "Juliette Sessions was active in the suffrage Association and one of the organizers of the State League of Women Voters and a president of that organization. She was a member of the Board of the Franklin County League of Women Voters from its inception. She was for some time a member of the Columbus Board of Education and president for several years."
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.
: MSS354_B10_LWVO_JulietteSessions Subjects
: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; League of Women Voters of Ohio; Suffragists; Activism; Educators Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio);