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Historian to share story of women’s suffrage in Colorado

Dr. Marcia Goldstein shares how Colorado women became the first in the country to attain suffrage

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Dr. Marcia Goldstein, Colorado women’s historian.
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Colorado women won the right to vote in 1893, making this the first state to approve equal suffrage by popular election. Subsequently, Colorado women voted and ran for office for more than a quarter of a century before women’s suffrage became the law of the land in 1920.

Behind that major milestone is a fascinating story of the massive campaign for women’s rights that involved a coalition of very determined women and men. Colorado women’s historian Dr. Marcia Goldstein will don her suffrage banner and share this history in a special presentation Sunday, May 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the Eagle Public Library. The event is hosted by the Eagle Valley Library District and the Eagle County Historical Society.

Goldstein is an expert on the topic of Colorado women’s politics. She served as a consultant for One Woman, One Vote (part of the PBS series American Experience) and several local PBS suffrage documentaries. She curated and authored an online women’s suffrage exhibit for the Women of the West Museum and has taught American and Colorado history at numerous state and local colleges and universities. Her costumed presentations are lively and informative, tracing the bold footsteps of Colorado’s suffrage leaders and their experiences with what was then the all-male arena of party politics.

The public is invited to this free event. The program is suitable for audiences of any age. Light refreshments will be served.


What: “Let the Women Vote! Colorado Women’s Struggle for Suffrage”, a history program by Dr. Marcia Goldstein

When: Sunday, May 15, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Eagle Public Library

Details: Free. Light refreshments will be served.

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