The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
Minnesota Votes for Suffrage
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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