The Women’s Hour
Author Elaine Weiss to speak at Lory Student Center Theater
CSU campus on March 26, 2019 from 5:30-7pm.
We are just eleven months away from the start of the 2020 100 Year Celebration of Women gaining the right to vote. It happened on August 20, 1920, when a Tennessee congressman, heeding his mothers advice, cast the deciding vote.
Summer 1920 was a raucous and exciting time. Elaine Weiss has chronicled the story of the suffragettes who fought this battle and were victorious in her recent book, The Women’s Hour. The last days before the vote were a flurry of action in an era with no internet, no cell phones, no easy travel. How the suffragettes and the “Antis,” women who fought to oppose women getting the vote, struggled, organized, clashed, and lobbied is truly remarkable. And exciting – right up to the end I kept wondering, “Will they get the vote.” That is compelling writing!
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, March 26th and join this pre-celebration of a most significant day in history.
2020 is also the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters . The Larimer League is already planning for a year of celebration. Updates of events will appear on this website so stay tuned.