The Southern Story: The Woman Suffrage Movement in the Inhospitable South (with images)

Lecture Description

A discussion of the woman suffrage movement in the part of the US where the movement began latest, encountered the greatest resistance, and gained the fewest victories. It emphasizes the problems suffragists in the region encountered based on traditional southern assumptions about gender roles, combined with white conservatives’ devotion to white supremacy and state’s rights. It also places the southern suffrage movement within the context of the national suffrage movement.


South Women's Rights, Activism, and Suffrage

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