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Bending to the Color Line: The Fight For Women’s Suffrage in Ohio

October 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Come visit the Dayton Metro Library’s Brookville Branch for an Ohio Humanities’ Speakers Bureau event with Carol Lasser!

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.

Carol is an Emerita Professor of History at Oberlin College and has focused her work on women, gender and race in American history. She is the author of Antebellum American Women (with Stacey Robertson, 2010); Friends and Sisters:  Letters Between Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown Blackwell, 1846-1893, (with Marlene Merrill, 1987) and Educating Men and Women Together: Coeducation in a Changing World  (1987).

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Dayton Metro Library Brookville Branch

120 Blue Pride Drive
Brookville, Ohio 45309 United States
(937) 463-2665
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541 West Rich Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

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