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From Amanda to Zerelda: Hoosier Suffragists Who Raised a Ruckus featuring Marsha Miller
April 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm7:00 pm
Explore the chronological history of women’s suffrage in Indiana through historical costume and a suffragist song, or two! Marsha introduces Hoosier women who helped shape the movement, including Amanda Way, Grace Julian Clarke, Mary Garrett Hay, Helen Cougar, Zerelda Wallace and May Wright Sewall with a special focus on Ida Husted Harper and Eugene and Kate Debs. Her talk also explores coverage of the little known 1917 Maston-McKinley Partial Suffrage Act, the Legislative Council of Women and the words of Governor Goodrich upon signing ratification.
Marsha Miller has taught more than 4,800 information literacy sessions at Indiana State University (1985-present) and coordinates library social media. Her degrees are from Central Michigan University (History) and the University of Michigan (Library Science). As a Research and Instruction Librarian her liaison areas include Multidisciplinary Studies (within that, Gender Studies), Social Work and Music, and she has the usual academic scholarship record. Since 2012, as a member of the League of Women Voters of Vigo County, she has served on the steering committee for the annual celebration of Women’s Equality Day. She has created biographical badges of suffragists and collected the songs that they sang when they gathered and marched. She currently serves as the Indiana president of the American Association of University Women (founded in 1881). She plays the clarinet and is known as the “Purple Librarian.”
This event will be used to introduce the travelling exhibit entitled “Securing the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Indiana” on loan from the Indiana Historical Society to the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County. Our partners in this event are the Carnegie Museum, Crawfordsville District Public Library, Montgomery County League of Women Voters, Wabash College, Indiana Historical Society.
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