Minnesota Votes for Suffrage

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Minnesota Votes for Suffrage

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | September 9, 2019

On September 8, 1919 (one hundred years ago), the Minnesota Legislature ratified the 19th amendment to the Constitution securing women's right to vote. 

This is the front page of the Minneapolis newspaper the next day. The author of this article was a woman, and the third paragraph reads: 

"Womanly, they next gave vent to their emotions by serving an old-fashioned chicken dinner to the men of Minnesota who directly gave them the vote."

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