Bending to the Color Line: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Ohio, featuring Dr. Carol Lasser
March 26, 4 PM
Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor
In the final years of the suffrage struggle, Ohio women’s efforts to gain the vote took place in a national movement that accepted the regional disenfranchisement of African Americans as part of a bargain to overcome Southern resistance. Yet in Ohio, the opposition from organized liquor interests brought Black and white suffragists together. The story of these complex relationships helps us think about how race, region, and special interests shape alliances and access to the vote.
Co-sponsored by Ohio History Connection and Ohio Humanities