By Hannah Lahti - Loyola University Chicago, Masters in Public History Program, Fall 2019 In 1818 the Illinois State Constitution extended citizenship to all white men over the age of twenty-one years . Thirty years later, the second Illinois State Constitution still denied suffrage to women . It was not until the third Illinois State Constitution … Continue reading Early Suffrage in Illinois: A.J. Grover and the Earlville Suffrage Association
There are already many events, programs and exhibits planned throughout Illinois for 2020. A consortium of Chicago-area organizations is coordinating communications regarding all that will be going on. The plan is to unveil a new platform for highlighting suffrage-related activities by March 2020 - Women's History Month. In addition, new research and bios of suffragists … Continue reading Watch This Space!