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Dr. Anita Morgan: “Motors and Mass Rallies”

Dr. Anita Morgan: “Motors and Mass Rallies”

“Motors and Mass Rallies: Expanding the Movement after 1909” presented by Dr. Anita Morgan

Join Shelby Couch, Teen and Adult Services Librarian on Friday, April 16th at 6pm for this virtual speaking presentation and discussion with Dr. Anita Morgan from the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial.

“How did the incorporation of new women’s groups and technology contribute to the suffrage movement’s growth after 1909?”

The creation of two major women’s suffrage organizations, the Woman’s Franchise League and the Equal Suffrage Association, stands as the most significant twentieth century event in the Indiana women’s suffrage movement. Both organizations attracted new women to their cause and each adopted new techniques, including automobile tours, street meetings and mass rallies in order to publicize women’s need for the vote. Anita’s talk explores the women who led these groups and their realization that adding new groups of suffragists, like African American men and women, and more public events could persuade reluctant politicians to vote in favor of women’s suffrage.

Anita Morgan is a Senior Lecturer of History at IUPUI where she has taught since 1997. A native Hoosier and farm owner, Anita’s research includes all aspects of Indiana history with a focus on women, the Civil War, and Indianapolis history. Her forthcoming book, “We Must Be Fearless”: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Indiana will be published by Indiana Historical Society Press in 2020. Her work has appeared in the Indiana Magazine of History, Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History, and other publications. She has held various offices, including president, in the Indiana Association of Historians. When she is not searching for more information about Indiana women, Dr. Morgan likes to explore the state’s antique shops and visit small diners in search of the perfect breaded tenderloin.

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Please consider checking out Dr. Morgan’s book We Must Be Fearless: The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Indiana from our physical and online collections. To learn more about Dr. Morgan and her works, visit the links below:

Indiana University Kenote Speaker Dr. Anita Morgan

Indiana Historical Society Q&A

IUPUI School of Liberal Arts Professor Profile

“This program is presented in partnership of the Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial with the support from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Hillenbrand Industries.”