On August 26, 1920, American women won the right to vote—the most basic political right in a democracy. Yet for over three hundred years, it was denied to women in the United States.
The 72-year struggle to gain “Votes for Women” marked the only moment in world history where half a nation’s people won such a significant right by major constitutional change without violence or revolution—yet the story of that struggle is seldom told.
Join Dr. Elizabeth Kelly, Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, DePaul University, to learn what motivated early leaders and many others to dedicate their lives to winning the right to vote.
Friday, May 17, 2013 from 4 to 5:30 pm. $20
This program is co-sponsored with the Women’s Exchange and will be held in their facility: Harkness Hall, 620 Lincoln, Winnetka.
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Winnetka and the World of Henry Demarest Lloyd
Who was Henry Demarest Lloyd?
What were Lloyd’s contributions to the village that we know today?
Why was Lloyd nationally significant?
Join us on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 for a fascinating program by Michael Ebner, author and James D. Vail III Professor of American History Emeritus at Lake Forest College. A short business meeting will precede the program.
Reception with wine and dessert begins at 6:30p.m.
Room 101, Winnetka Community House
This program is free and open to the public. RSVP requested but not required:email@example.com
Catering Provided by The Grand Food Center
Gardening, Cookbooks and Decorating books provided by The Book Stall
Tickets for this program are $40 and may be reserved by clicking here
Gazette Article by: Jan Tubergen
Appeared in the Gazette: Spring 1998
Henry Demarest Lloyd was a well-known writer and reform advocate of the late 19th century whose theories of democratic self-governance and social welfare left a lasting mark on Winnetka’s village structure and civic life.
The Winnetka Historical Society’s current exhibit: Loosen Your Corset, Roll Up Your Sleeves: The Progressive Era in Winnetka: 1890-1920 examines the transformation of a sleepy rural village into a forward-looking, modern suburb.
Running parallel to these changes were severe social dislocations across the country as impoverished populations, from here and abroad, flooded cities in search of the economic opportunity offered by factory jobs. The consequent overcrowding of neighborhoods, outstripping urban infrastructure, led to disease, deeper poverty and social unrest.
This was a time when Americans recognized the need to fix problems created by urbanization and industrialization….