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Let's Talk About It: Women's Suffrage

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March 2022 Program

"Women Making History: The 19th Amendment" Cover

Women Making History: The 19th Amendment Book

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Room 105, John Vaughan Library, NSU-Tahlequah

3:30 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).

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Discussion Questions

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

  1. In what ways does the suffrage movement expose the successes and limitations of the nation's founding documents (such as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution)?
  2. How did the women's voting rights movement develop in and near Oklahoma? How was it different from the movement in other areas? Have you heard of this history or any of the historical figures before?
  3. Which essay is the most interesting to you? Why?
  4. The writings reveal that the Nineteenth Amendment did not guarantee women the vote. They also uncover the stories of women's voting rights activism long after 1920. Does this information change how you think of the amendment's importance? How should we commemorate this legislation today?
  5. These essays feature numerous photographs, posters, cartoons, and other suffrage images. Which ones did you find the most interesting?
  6. If you could add a few lines to a high school history textbook based on what you learned, what would they be?
  7. Have you ever visited a site focused on women's history? Which sites and monuments have you been to, and which ones do you hope to visit?