Votes for Women: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

Monday August 3, 2020 - Friday August 28, 2020 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Online Free and open to the public
Online Exhibit

November 5, 2018, marks 100 years of the women’s right to vote in Oklahoma. Oklahoma became the twenty-first state to grant suffrage to women by a vote of 106,909 to 81,481. This exhibit by the Oklahoma Historical Society explores a history of women since 1890 who were among the first in Oklahoma Territory to lobby for the right to vote. It started with the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union who wanted a voice in school elections. The grassroots efforts grew in 1895 when Laura A. Gregg, a National American Woman Suffrage Association leader, came to Oklahoma to push for a universal right to vote.