Nearly 40 talks about women’s suffrage will be happening across the state in 2020 from Michigan City to Evansville, thanks to funding from Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Hillenbrand, Inc. Nine scholars will travel to the following locations:
|Franklin County Public Library||Brookville||Kristen Garvey|
|American Assoc. of University, Goshen Branch||Goshen||Jamie Wagman|
|Anderson University||Anderson||Janine Giordano|
|Bartholomew County Public Library||Columbus||Marsha Miller|
|Carnegie Public of Steuben County||Angola||Melissa Gentry|
|Crown Point Community Library||Crown Point||Melissa Gentry|
|Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science||Evansville||Melissa Gentry|
|Fulton County Public Library||Rochester||Laura Merrifield Wilson|
|Girl Scouts of Central Indiana||Indianapolis||TBD|
|Harrison County Public Library||Corydon||Marsha Miller|
|Hussey Mayfield Public Library||Zionsville||Anita Morgan|
|Indiana Assoc. of Spiritualists||Chesterfield||Melissa Gentry|
|Indianapolis Propylaeum||Indianapolis||Anita Morgan|
|Indiana State Museum-New Harmony Historic Site||New Harmony||Einav Rabinovitch- Fox|
|Irvington Historical Society||Indianapolis||Jackie Swihart|
|Indiana State Bar Assoc. (Women in Law Div.)||Indianapolis||Laura Merrifield Wilson|
|Johnson County Historical Society||Franklin||Vivian Deno|
|Lake County Public Library||Merrillville||Jamie Wagman|
|La Porte County Public Library||La Porte||Einav Rabinovitch- Fox|
|League of Women Voters, Hamilton County||TBD||TBD|
|League of Women Voters, Indianapolis||Indianapolis||Vivian Deno|
|Levi & Catharine Coffin Historic Site||Fountain City||Jackie Swihart|
|Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society||Crawfordsville||Marsha Miller|
|Marion Public Library||Marion||Janine Giordano|
|Marshall Co Historical Society||Plymouth||Kristen Garvey|
|Miami Co. Indiana Worth Remembering||Peru||Melissa Gentry|
|Michigan City Public Library||Michigan City||Janine Giordano|
|Monroe County History Center||Bloomington||Laura Merrifield Wilson|
|Monticello Union Twp. Public Library||Monticello||Anita Morgan|
|Notre Dame Women’s Legal Forum||South Bend||Jamie Wagman|
|Porter County Public Library||Valparaiso||Laura Merrifield Wilson|
|Purdue Northwest Department of History & Philosophy||Hammond||Joan Marie Johnson|
|Putnam County Public Library||Greencastle||Vivian Deno|
|Southern Indiana Genealogical Society||New Albany||Anita Morgan|
|St. Joseph County Public Library||South Bend||Vivian Deno|
|Sugar Creek Historical Society||Thorntown||Marsha Miller|
|Vincennes University||Vincennes||Marsha Miller|
|West Lafayette Public Library||West Lafayette||Laura Merrifield Wilson|
Talk topics include:
- Traveling with Susan B. Anthony by Kristen Garvey
When, where and why did national figures visit Indiana in their quest to gain suffrage?
- Intersectionality in the Midwest Suffrage Movement by Jamie Wagman, St. Mary’s College
How did early Midwestern feminists, from various backgrounds, conceive of freedom?
- The Other Feminists: Socialists, Laborers and Anti-Lynching Activists by Janine Giordano Drake, Indiana University
Why did workingwomen strategically align themselves with suffrage organizations?
- From Amanda to Zerelda: Hoosier Suffragists Who Raised a Ruckus by Marsha Miller, Indiana State University
What did the women’s suffrage movement look like in Indiana and who were its pioneers?
- From Seneca Falls to Seymour and South Bend: Mapping Indiana’s Suffrage History Melissa Gentry, Ball State University
What can we learn by mapping Indiana’s women’s suffrage movement and its leaders?
- Have We Come a Long Way, Baby? by Laura Merrifield Wilson, University of Indianapolis
How successful have women been in elected politics post-suffrage? What barriers remain?
- Motors and Mass Rallies: Expanding the Movement after 1909 by Anita Morgan, IUPUI
How did the incorporation of new women’s groups and technology contribute to the suffrage movement’s growth after 1909?
- Fashioning Suffrage: Suffragists’ Political Style and Its Visual Legacies by Einav Rabinovitch- Fox, Case Western Reserve University
How did suffragists shape political style, and how did their political legacy inspire and affect more recent struggles for equality?
- The “Undefeatable” Grace Julian Clarke by Jackie Swihart
What does the trajectory of this Indianapolis suffragist’s political career tell us about the ways women were political before, during and after the 19th Amendment?