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This article outlines the resolutions made at the annual convention of the Kansas Equal Suffrage Association meeting on October 30, 1908. These resolutions explain the reasons why these women supported female suffrage, including their belief that "we deem it more direct, more womanly, more dignified to cast our own ballot than to ask some man for his vote on a matter that concerns us vitally." As stated near the beginning of the article, the members of this group took their cue from the declaration of women's rights from the first suffrage convention in the United States, held at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848.

Creator: Monroe, Lilla Day, 1858-1929
Date: December 1908

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This article is most useful for class discussions about the goals of this suffrage association. Students could also discuss how the language of the article makes clear that white women felt slighted in large part because Native Americans and blacks had the right to vote, while women did not. It could also be paired with the Cool Things article about the artistic work "American Woman and Her Political Peers."

KS:7th:4.1:Women's suffrage (2005)

Item Number: 211739
Call Number: K396.05 C62 v.6-8, #3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211739

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