September 23, 2020
UFM presentation explores women's suffrage in Kansas
UFM Community Learning Center will host "The Long Road to Women's Suffrage in Kansas," a presentation and discussion by Diane Eickhoff, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, live online via Zoom.
Members of the campus and community are invited to attend the free program. For security, please register online at www.tryufm.org to receive the Zoom program link to attend the free program. The program is underwritten by the Kansas State University College of Business Ethics Education Initiative.
Kansas was historically a leader in women's rights, yet the campaign for voting rights in Kansas required more than half a century of determined effort, as women suffered setbacks in three different statewide initiatives. This presentation will explore the courageous individuals who challenged the powerful interests opposed to electoral reform and examine other firsts that women achieved on the road to suffrage.
Eickhoff is an independent historian, writer and editor of educational materials. Her most recent historical biography, "Clarina Nichols: Frontier Crusader for Women's Rights," is published by Quindaro Press.
"The Long Road to Women's Suffrage in Kansas" is part of Humanities Kansas' Movement of Ideas Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and workshops designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.
Co-sponsored by UFM Community Learning Center, the K-State College of Business Ethics Education Initiative and Humanities Kansas. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.