A secret woman suffrage club in Richland Center in 1882
How Earliest Enthusiasts Led Sisters
In 1882, a group of women in Richland Center formed a club devoted--secretly--to suffrage. As the wives of prominent businessmen, these women felt that their husbands would not approve of their activities, so they operated publicly as a social and philanthropic club. In this article, Mary Elizabeth Hussong looks at the history of the club and its development into a more public suffrage organization.
The Progressive Era|
The Woman's Suffrage Movement
|Creator: ||Hussong, Mary Elizabeth
|Pub Data: ||Milwaukee Journal. 21 December 1924. Wisconsin Historical Society.
|Citation: ||Hussong, Mary Elizabeth. "How Earliest Enthusiasts Led Sisters." Milwaukee Journal. (21 December 1924);
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