Indiana becomes the 35th and last state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment

Title IX, championed by Indiana Senator Birch Bayh, passes.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 passes, declaring that no one can be denied the right or ability to vote based on race.

Virginia Jenckes of Terre Haute is elected to the U.S. House of Representatives

Indiana ratifies the 19th Amendment on January 26

The 19th Amendment proposal passes the U.S. Senate and the ratification process begins.

President Woodrow Wilson states his support for a federal woman suffrage amendment.

The Indiana legislature enacts three separate laws to give women the vote

Hoosier African American suffragists meet at Madam CJ Walker’s house to form their own suffrage organization.

Susan B. Anthony