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Let's Talk About It: Women's Suffrage

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April 2022 Program

"The Woman's Hour" cover art

The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Room 105, John Vaughan Library, NSU-Tahlequah

3:00 PM

(Social distancing and masks recommended)

LTAI: Women's Suffrage is a humanities discussion project from the American Library Association (ALA) and is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

About the Book

Further Reading

Discussion Questions

Use the questions below to guide your reading and prepare for the session. (All discussion questions provided by the ALA.)

  1. Why do you think anti-suffragists were so powerful? Why did they oppose votes for women?
  2. Many stories about the suffrage movement overlook the anti-suffragists. Why do you think they do that? What do you think anti-suffragists add to this story?
  3. What kinds of tactics did suffragists use and which ones do you think proved to be the most effective?
  4. Which activist–suffragist or anti-suffragist–most interested you and why?
  5. Though Tennessee ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, Weiss shows us just how close the state's representatives came to rejecting it. How does Weiss create a compelling story?
  6. There is a television adaptation of The Woman's Hour currently in the works. What do you hope to see in a screen version of this story?

Additional Resources

Q&A with author Elaine Weiss

Journalist and author Elaine Weiss discusses her book, The Woman’s Hour, about the lead-up to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on August 18, 1920, that guaranteed women the right to vote.

Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman's Suffrage Movement in the United States