100 Years of Women Voting



suffragist France E.W. Harper

2020 has been a year of surpise, fear, sorrow, isolation, reflection, and hope.  We've been in an environment that feels ready for change and upheaval for a while now (some of us for the first time; some of us for our whole lives), so it seems extra timely that this year is also the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. 

We're celebrating in our own way at HPL by sharing with you a national campaign and accompanying book club selections: The Suffrage Centennial Book Club

You'll see that each month we have read together and sometimes had programs or book chats to go with these titles.  For the month of July, we're enjoying Seneca Falls Inheritance by Mirian Grace Monfredo and a film called Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice.

One theme that comes up during reading this is the actual meaning of the word inheritance and how it may mean something unique to suffragists and women of the time (and today).  We hope you can pick up a copy and share your reading experiences with us!

To learn more about the suffrage movement and the brave women who helped make voting a reality, check out the websites below:

Houston History Magazine
2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative

And let's not stop there; continue to move this forward by registering to vote and by helping others get registered and educated.  League of Women Voters of Texas is a great tool for all!

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