As America prepares to celebrate in 2020 the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, the League of Women Voters of the Canton Area invites you to celebrate Women's History Month by learning about the history of that struggle. Kim Kenney, newly named Executive Director of the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, will look back at the history of how women won the vote. Learn about the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848, how the abolition movement sparked the fight for suffrage, and how the 19th Amendment came to be. It is a fascinating story that every citizen should know!
An update about plans for a Stark County Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment will be shared, and refreshments will be served. The meeting will be in the McKinley Room of the main branch of the Stark County District Library in downtown Canton.