Presentation explores women’s struggle for suffrage in Kansas 

  Friday, September 18, 2020 12:30 PM

Pittsburg, KS

Womens Suffrage

Axe Library at Pittsburg State University will host “The Long Road to Women’s Suffrage in Kansas,” a presentation and discussion by Diane Eickhoff, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22, via Zoom and livestream at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.  

The presentation may be accessed via livestream at and, and by Zoom at  

Live seating for 50 in the Linda & Lee Scott Performance Hall in the Bicknell Center will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis to members of the community who are without access to the internet. The presentation space in the basement in Axe Library will be host an additional 30 individuals for the livestream. Masks will be required at both locations.  

The presentation by Eickhoff, who is an independent historian, author of “Clarina Nichols: Frontier Crusader for Women’s Rights,” and editor of education materials, will explore the courageous individuals who challenged the powerful interests opposed to electoral reform, and other “firsts” that women achieved on the road to suffrage.  

Kansas was historically a leader in women’s rights. Yet, the campaign for voting rights in Kansas required more than half a century of determined effort, as women suffered setbacks in three different statewide initiatives, noted Axe Library Learning Outreach Librarian Ruth Monnier 

“The Long Road to Women’s Suffrage in Kansas” is part of Humanities Kansas's Movement of Ideas Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and workshops designed to share stories that inspire, spark conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.  

For more information about “The Long Road to Women’s Suffrage in Kansas” in Pittsburg, contact Monnier at 620-235-4885. 

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